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Chechen Rights Activist Detained In Moscow

MOSCOW -- The chairman of the Grozny-based human rights organization Pravo (Right), Arbi Khachukaev, has been detained by Moscow police, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Svetlana Gannushkina, an activist at Memorial Human Rights Center in Moscow, told RFE/RL on November 5 that police in Moscow are planning to bring Khachukaev to the Chechen capital, Grozny.

The reason for Khachukaev's detention was not reported.

Activists in Moscow sent an official request to police officials demanding to know why their colleague was detained.