Europe threatened Moscow criminal trial over Kadyrov

Europe threatened Moscow criminal trial over Kadyrov

The permanent Council of the OSCE presented the report on human rights violations in Chechnya, prepared in the framework of the initiated against Russia, “Moscow mechanism”, writes “Novaya Gazeta”.

Moscow proposed to seriously investigate the actions of the administration and law enforcement agencies of the Republic. Otherwise it will be engaged international experts who will bring the matter to the International criminal court in the Hague.

The report refers to illegal detentions and torture of members of the LGBTI community, the author of the document — Professor of international law at the Austrian University of Graz Wolfgang Benedek — points to such facts as clear, compelling, systematic and massive.

Persecuted people, according to Benedek, kept in secret prisons, deprived of any legal protection.

In some cases, as noted in the report, the Chechen security forces carried out the detention and torture for seeking to extort ransom from the relatives of the persecuted. The attempts of judicial protection in Chechnya remain fruitless, because they themselves are the servants of Themis there may be detained or subjected to torture.