Sunday 31 March 2019
March 27, 2019
Several Protesters In Ingushetia Injured In Clashes With Police
Police on March 27 forcibly dispersed hundreds of demonstrators in Magas, the capital of Russia's North Caucasus region of Ingushetia, where they staged an unsanctioned protest against a controversial border deal with neighboring Chechnya. Several people were injured in the clashes.
March 26, 2019
Thousands Rally In Ingushetia To Protest Chechnya Land Swaps
Thousands of people in Russia's Ingushetia region have protested against a controversial border deal with neighboring Chechnya, denouncing land swaps under the agreement and calling for Ingushetia head Yunus-Bek Yevkurov to step down.
March 18, 2019
Trump Administration's 2020 Budget Request Calls For Closure Of Three RFE/RL Language Services
The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has submitted a 2020 budget request that proposes to cut spending on international broadcasting by 22 percent and envisions the elimination of three RFE/RL language services.
March 17, 2019
Chechen Activist Titiyev Gets Four Years In Penal Colony On Drug Charges
A court in Russia's Chechnya region has sentenced human rights activist Oyub Titiyev to four years in a penal colony after finding him guilty of possessing illegal drugs, a charge he and his supporters say was baseless and politically motivated.
March 12, 2019
Activist Titiyev Resigned To Guilty Verdict In 'Sham' Trial As Chechnya Court Sets Date
Human rights activist Oyub Titiyev says he is certain he will be convicted by a court in Russia's Chechnya region next week after a drug-possession trial he described as "spitting at justice" and a remarkable exercise in "hypocrisy and cynicism."
March 11, 2019
Russia Urged To Release Chechen Activist As Prosecutor Seeks Four-Year Sentence
Amnesty International has reiterated its call on Russian authorities to release Chechen human rights activist Oyub Titiyev, calling his trial on “fabricated” drug-possession charges “an affront to justice.”
March 06, 2019
Trial Of Chechen Activist Titiyev Is A Warning To Journalists, Rights Defenders, Lawyers Say
Rights defenders and lawyers for Chechen human rights activist Oyub Titiyev, who is on trial for alleged possession of marijuana, have said his case is "a warning" to all journalists and human rights activists working in the North Caucasus.