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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Russian authorities should condemn the recent attack on human rights defenders in Chechnya.
Freedom House supports the decision for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to use the Moscow Mechanism to hold Russia accountable for human rights abuses in Chechnya.
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.