The moderator of Chechnya. Why is it dangerous to criticize the republican authorities? The blog of the Committee Against Torture

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22 September 2020

It has always been unsafe to criticize the Chechen authorities, but the recent incident with an abduction and forcing to self-torture of 1ADAT Telegram-channel chat moderator Salman Tepsurkayev shocked even those who have been following the developments in the North Caucasus for a long time. Lawyer with the Committee Against Torture Albert Kuznetsov describes how the cover-up, concealing the actual situation in Chechnya, was created.