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Rights Group Reports 125 Kidnappings in Chechnya

All sides of the conflict in Chechnya have been accused of extensive human rights abuse in the six years of the war in Chechnya (ITAR-TASS) August  3, 2006 -- The Russian human rights organization Memorial says 125 people have been abducted in Chechnya since January 2006.

Of these, 63 have been freed, eight were found dead and nine were put on trial. Memorial said the other 45 are unaccounted for.

The organization added that the state of human rights in Chechnya is being monitored in only part of the republic.


The Chechnya Conflict

The Chechnya Conflict

The aftermath of a December 2002 Chechen resistance attack on the main government building in Grozny (epa)


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