Secret Prisons in Chechnya – II

Last month I featured an IHF report on "Unofficial Places of Detention in the Chechen Republic", which was delivered to Dick Marty, the Council of Europe's Legal Affairs Committee rapporteur. Now the Russian human rights NGO Memorial has documented the existence of a secret prison in the Chechen capital Grozny. According to RFE/RL, prisoners there were allegedly tortured, bullied and and detained illegally. Many of the people who were take to the prison have disappeared without trace.

Activists from Memorial took photographs of the cell walls, with writing showing dates of detention and names of prisoners.

The whole of the Memorial report, with photographs, can be viewed in Russian here.

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