Attack on human rights organizations in Grozny

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Office of the "Committee against Torture". Photo from social networking websites

Office of the "Committee against Torture". Photo from social networking websites

In Grozny, May 3, unidentified persons destroyed the office of the human rights organization "Committee against Torture". The office staff managed to escape through the window.

At present unidentified persons storm the office of "Joint Mobile Group" of human rights defenders in the same building. Masked men are smashing the door with a sledgehammer. ZMG car, which was parked in the yard, has been destroyed by the offenders. The police hasn't responded for the calls of the victims for a long time already.

The assault has been going on for about two hours already, but the police haven't arrived. “We have been phoning to the police, the rescuers and, the police bureau in the city of Grozny, but haven't received any reaction. Nobody has arrived,” write the human rights defenders at their account in Facebook. The attempts to contact the head of the police of the Chechen Republic Apti Alauddinov brought no results.”

in the Chechen Republic. No reaction so far, no one has come - write human rights activists on the page to Facebook. Attempts to contact the Chief of Police of the Czech Republic - Aptsi Alavdinavym to no avail.

This morning, a rally against the “incorrect” covering of the events by foreign media was cancelled in Grozny. Instead of it, near the office of the "Committee against Torture" there was held a rally in defense of Jambulat Dadaev (killed by Stavropol policemen during an attempt of detention in Grozny).

This is already the second attack on the office of human rights defenders in the past six months. At the end of 2014 the office of "Joint Mobile Group", human rights defenders working under the auspices of the "Committee against Torture", was burned.

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