Lawyer of the Committee Against Torture detained in Nizhny Novgorod on returning from Chechnya

posted 24 Jan 2012, 10:53 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 24 Jan 2012, 10:53 ]
Source: (info), 23/01/12 

· Human rights defenders  · Ministry of Internal Affairs  · Nizhny Novgorod region 

On the night of 20 January Nizhny Novgorod transport police Novgorod detained Anton Ryzhov, a member of the board of the Committee Against Torture and an expert on international law, as he arrived in the city by train. 

Anton Ryzhov, a participant in the Joint Mobile Group investigating the torture and murder of people in Chechnya, was returning from his latest trip to the region. 

When the police detained Anton Ryzhov they told him he did not resemble the photograph in his passport, Igor Kalyapin, chair of the Committee Against Torture, told Agora Human Rights Association. [Read more]