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Chechnya was last assessed separately in the 2009 edition of Freedom in the World. Please see Russia for more recent data.

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In response to reports published by Novaya Gazeta that a survivor of the anti-LGBT crackdown in Chechnya, Zelimkhan Akhmadov, was abducted in St. Petersburg by police as well as by family members, Freedom House issued a statement.

Freedom House released the following statement following an arson attack on the office of the human rights group Memorial in Ingushetia.

Freedom House issue the following statement in response to attacks on March 9, 2016 by masked men against the staff, journalists and the office of the Joint Mobile Group located in Ingushetia. 

On June 3, a mob attacked  the Committee Against Torture’s regional office in Grozny, Chechnya, marking the second attach in six months against the NGO. 

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