Independent Media has announced the much talked-of article in which Committee Against Torture Chairman Igor Kalyapin speaks about “how people disappear in Chechnya and why local authorities are reluctant to investigate into such crimes” the best 2011 publication.
The Committee Against Torture thanks the publishing house for such high rating of the article and would like to point out that its publication would be impossible without Svetlana Reiter who recorded and published Igor Kalyapin’s narrative. This article has greatly contributed to raising public awareness of the tragic situation in one of Russian regions. Unfortunately, all problems touched upon in the article have not lost their relevance.
It must be noted that this award is, certainly, a recognition of all Committee Against Torture members’ human rights efforts in Chechnya.