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Russia: Report on torture of Chechen man "censored" by state television
31 Oct 2011
BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP

A 30 October report concerning the work of a Russian human rights group working in Chechnya was pulled off of the air on NTV, one of the nation’s largest federal channels. The segment covering the work of Joint Mobile Group with the case of Islam Umarpashaev, a Chechen allegedly kidnapped and tortured by state forces, was broadcast in Eastern Russia, but blocked in the rest of the country.The Joint Mobile Group has been campaigning for justice and a fair investigation of the kidnapping and torture of Umarpashaev by Chechen law enforcement officials in 2009.

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  1. […] current affairs programme Central Television, broadcast by Russian TV channel NTV, concerned Islam Umarpashaev, who was kidnapped from his house in December 2009 — allegedly by the Chechen Special Purpose […]