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Chechnya

Reason in a world of lies

The Peace Prize: Nobel Peace Prize is important enough that even the Kremlin felt compelled to praise the Nobel Peace Prize to Dmitri Muratov.

Russia without Putin

Tony Wood: Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the Cold War

RUSSIA: One day Putin will leave the Kremlin – but that will not change anything, writes Tony Wood in his book on power and continuity in today's Russia, where he attacks several well-known myths.

Systematic persecution, violence and torture against the invisible Chechnya

David France: Welcome to Chechnya

CONTROL: A group of activists risk their lives in the fight against Chechnya's relentless persecution of LGBT people.

Why I traveled to Chechnya

: It is risky to travel to places where torture and murder take place. As a journalist, you can quickly become unwanted – and attacked. This is exactly what happened on my trip to Chechnya.

Leader: In the court of hell

: Our journalist Øystein Windstad was a hair's breadth away from being killed near Chechnya.

Our journalist was assaulted at the border with Chechnya

: Our journalist Øystein Windstad is attacked on the border between Ingushetia and Chechnya.

Norwegian newspaper hacked after Ny Tid article

: The newspaper The Nordic Page, which disseminates Norwegian news in English, was attacked and hacked. It happened after they had published part of the Ny Tid case about two Chechens who were found tortured and killed after they were sent out of Norway.

Chechens gather in protest

: For the first time in several years, Chechens gathered to demonstrate in front of the Storting and outside the Russian embassy: "The fact that the regime is getting worse and that Ny Tid and the Norwegian media are now writing about this means that we are gathering," says one of the protesters. 

"They will probably be mistreated and tortured"

: Human rights organizations shout warning against the deportation of two more Chechen men: "Great danger that they will be tortured and killed, and that the Norwegian authorities make the same fatal mistake again," says both the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the Russian Memorial.

Tortured and killed after being denied asylum in Norway

Torture: Despite warnings, Chechen Apti and Umar were denied asylum and had to leave Norway. The Helsinki Committee and the Memorial say the two were tortured and killed by the Chechen authorities. Are the Norwegian authorities responsible for their subsequent death after denying them political asylum?