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Ramzan Kadyrov

No nation without (macho) culture

Masha Novikova: Daymokh, The Ancestral Land

CHESSENIA: The valuable thing in Masha Novikova's latest film is how the film gradually gives you a sense of what is going on just below the surface.

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.

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?