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# chechnya - Monday 14 January, 2019

Two people killed and 40 arrested in new 'gay purge' in Chechnya, activists say

Chechen authorities immediately denied the claims.

# chechnya - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men

Ramzan Kadyrov has faced wide international criticism since reports of serious human rights abuses.

# chechnya - Friday 26 May, 2017

'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'

The Kremlin is said to be taking its investigation into the anti-gay “purge” seriously.

# chechnya - Monday 15 May, 2017

Jerry Buttimer: 'Hit with a metaphoric brick wall when we raised LGBT rights with Russian Ambassador'

I think it is very important to challenge people’s viewpoints and perceptions, writes Senator Jerry Buttimer.

# chechnya - Friday 5 May, 2017

Putin backs probe into violence against gay men in Chechnya after Merkel pressure

The German Chancellor confronted her Russian counterpart on the issue earlier this week.

# chechnya - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Dublin protest against anti-gay violence in Chechnya as Russia seeks to play down controversy

Russia has labelled the claims of homophobic violence as “phantom complaints”.

# chechnya - Friday 14 April, 2017

Explainer: What we know about the killing of gay men in Chechnya

As reports continue to emerge, Russia has said it does not have any confirmed information about violence against gay men in the region.

# chechnya - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'Serious failings' in Russia's handling of Beslan school massacre, court finds

The European Court of Human Rights found Russia did not sufficiently protect hostages.

# chechnya - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Gay men in Chechnya reportedly being sent to prison camps and killed

Human rights campaigners say people are being tortured and abused.

# chechnya - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Russian paper says gay men are being arrested and killed in Chechnya

The Chechen president’s spokesperson denied the report, suggesting there are no gay people in the country.

# chechnya - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

'Lock up your wives and don't let them use WhatsApp'

The leader of Chechnya made the calls after a story of an arranged marriage spread on the messaging app.

# chechnya - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Boris Nemtsov murder suspect: Police tortured me into confessing

The man claims he was beaten and subjected to electrical shocks.

# chechnya - Friday 5 December, 2014

Gunbattle with Islamic militants leaves 20 dead in Chechnya

Three policemen were killed in the shooting.

# chechnya - Monday 1 September, 2014

Beslan 10 years on: the Russian school attack which shocked the world

On the 10th anniversary of the Beslan school siege, returns to the tragic events of September 2004 that cost hundreds of innocent victims their lives.

# chechnya - Friday 10 January, 2014

Russia ordered to pay €2m to families of 36 'disappeared' Chechens

The men were abducted at night by Russian federal servicemen. None of their families have had any news of them since.

# chechnya - Friday 7 June, 2013

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WATCH: Steven Seagal performs Chechen dance...

…creates magical moment for all to see.

# chechnya - Monday 22 April, 2013

Boston bombings suspect 'awake and responding to questions' - networks

ABC and NBC say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose throat is severely injured, is writing his responses to questions from investigators.

# chechnya - Sunday 21 April, 2013

Authorities unsure if they'll ever be able to question Boston suspect

Boston City Mayor Tom Menino has said that authorities do not know if they will ever be able to question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

North Caucasus rebels deny link to Boston attack

The website message said that rebels were “not waging any military activities against the United States of America”.

# chechnya - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Czech ambassador issues statement to avoid confusion with Chechnya

Petr Gandalovič issued the statement following the Boston Marathon bombings, saying that he was “concerned to note in the social media a most unfortunate misunderstanding”.

# chechnya - Friday 19 April, 2013

'We're ashamed': Bombings suspects' uncle urges nephew to turn himself in Boston Bombings This post contains videos

'We're ashamed': Bombings suspects' uncle urges nephew to turn himself in

“Yes, we’re ashamed. They’re the children of my brother,” Ruslan Tsarni told a throng of reporters outside his home in Montgomery Village in Maryland today as the manhunt continues.

# chechnya - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Massive fire rages in Grozny skyscraper near Depardieu apartment Chechnya This post contains videos

Massive fire rages in Grozny skyscraper near Depardieu apartment

Reports say that an apartment owned by French actor Gerard Depardieu is in a neighbouring skyscraper to the one on fire.

# chechnya - Monday 16 July, 2012

Ex-police officer charged in Russia reporter death

A former lieutenant colonel has been formally charged – 11 months after his arrest – with helping to organise the 2006 killing of investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya.

# chechnya - Monday 27 February, 2012

Russian secret service 'foils plot to assassinate Putin'

Russian state TV reports that two men have been arrested over an apparent plot to kill the PM after next month’s election.

# chechnya - Sunday 19 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# chechnya - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Nine killed in triple suicide attack in Grozny

The bombers struck the Chechen capital during celebrations marking the end of Ramadan.

# chechnya - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Suspected mastermind of Anna Politkovskaya murder arrested

Investigators said the former Russian police officer is accused of organising the journalist’s assassination in 2006.

# chechnya - Thursday 12 May, 2011

From The42 Chechen leader Kadyrov bags a hat-trick against footballing legends Political Football This post contains videos

Chechen leader Kadyrov bags a hat-trick against footballing legends

Maradona, Figo and Fowler among the stars to turn out for World Veterans XI in last night’s exhibition game.

# chechnya - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Chechnen militant claims responsibility for Domodedovo attack

Islamist militant leader Doku Umarov had recently warned of a year of “blood and tears” for Russians.

# chechnya - Sunday 6 February, 2011

Russia's most wanted terrorist suspected of Domodedovo bombing

Investigators believe Domodedovo airport suicide bomber appears in video released recently by Chechen militant Doku Umarov, who warns of “blood and tears”.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know: FG to outline its plans for HSE abolition; two protesters killed in Tunisia; UK police given good cycling advice.

# chechnya - Tuesday 19 October, 2010

Two police shot dead as Chechen parliament attacked Chechnya

Two police shot dead as Chechen parliament attacked

Police officers are killed after the Chechen parliament is attacked by four gunmen and a suicide bomber – all of whom are killed.

# chechnya - Sunday 22 August, 2010

RUSSIA CLAIMS TO have killed the mastermind behind this summer’s Moscow underground attacks, in which 40 people died.

Magomed-Ali Vagabov died after a shoot-out with police in Dagestan, according to official sources. The so-called “Emir of the Dagestan front” was identified by security forces on Saturday.

Vagabov is thought to be the second-in-command of the Northern Caucasus Islamist movement.

The North Caucasus is within Russia’s territory but is predominantly Muslim, and Chechen militants have been fighting for Sharia law to be applied across the region for many years.

Vagabov is said to have masterminded two coordinated suicide bombings in the Russian capital’s underground during rush hour in March. One of the suicide bombers was reportedly Vagabov’s wife.

# chechnya - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED and another two injured in an attack on a hydro-electric power station in Russia early this morning. The two dead men are believed to have been security guards at the Baksan power plant.

The attackers planted explosives in the facility after killing the guards and assaulting two technicians. Four exploded and another device was discovered intact, and defused.

Insurgents from the volatile north Caucasus region have been blamed for the incident. Three generators were put out of action as a result of the explosions, temporarily halting the plant’s operations.

Following the attack, Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev tweeted: “Security at strategic sites tightened after today’s explosions at the HPP.”

He added that there were no electricity shortages in the area supplied by the station.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Today, Foreign Policy listed Russia’s reaction to Chechen militants as one of the five “World’s Worst Counter-terrorism Ideas”. The report refers to Russia’s punishment of militant’s families in an attempt to target insurgents.