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Local documentation and news releases

Non-governmental organizations based in Chechnya or elsewhere in the North Caucasus have been documenting human rights violations, the humanitarian situation, local politics and other important information and issuing press releases and updates for some time. They provide detailed insight into the lives of people in the region and how they have been affected by the ongoing violence. We will make these bulletins and press releases available online, continually updating the collection as we receive new material.

Documentation by Memorial
The renowned Russian human rights organization Memorial operates an office in Nazran, Ingushetia, from where its staff members have been documenting human rights violations in Chechnya with great scrutiny. Memorial Nazran publishes a monthly bulletin (with a two-month delay for fact-checking) containing such documentation and describing their efforts to provide legal counselling.

Monthly Bulletins:
Memorial Monthly Bulletin May 2004
Memorial Monthly Bulletin June 2004
Memorial Monthly Bulletin July 2004

Thematic Coverage:
Memorial News Update/forced return of Yandare IDPs

Ingushetia attacks in June 2004:
Memorial coverage of June events in Ingushetia I
Memorial coverage of June events in Ingushetia II
Memorial coverage of June events in Ingushetia III
Memorial coverage of June events in Ingushetia IV
Memorial coverage of June events in Ingushetia V

See also CAN's Events in Ingushetia

Documentation by the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society
The Russian-Chechen Friendship Society, a grass-roots NGO working for peace, to provide humanitarian aid, improve the human rights situation and counteract negative stereotypes of Chechens in Russia. Founded in 2000, the Society received a grant by the US National Endowment for Democracy to produce and distribute news and information about the situation in Chechnya.

Activities and Background

Press Releases:
Attack on Russian-Chechen Friendship Society's office
Press Release 905
Press Release 906
Press Release 910

Humanitarian crisis in Chechnya:

Hunger, desperate poverty, people living in bombed-out ruins and squalid camps, landmines causing daily casualties, widespread health problems and a whole generation growing up without adequate schooling...
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