Report on human rights violations in Ingushetia in 2010 published

posted 23 May 2011, 12:35 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 23 May 2011, 12:35 ]
Source: hro.org (info), 18/05/11

· Human Rights Defenders · Victims of Conflict · Ingushetia

The Ingushetian human rights organisation Mashr (Peace) has issued The Illusion of Justice, its annual report on human rights violations in the Republic of Ingushetia in 2010. According to the organisation, 13 residents of Ingushetia were abducted in 2010, with nine abductions taking place outside the Republic. For 2009, the figure was 14 individuals, including seven outside Ingushetia.

The independent internet portal Caucasian Knot reports that, according to Mashr, the number of killings in Ingushetia over the past year has nearly halved, from 304 individuals killed in 2009 to 160 killings in 2010.

The report further points out that the authorities in the Prigorod and Dzheyrakh districts have been ignoring human rights violations for many years.

April 2011 marked six years of the activities of the independent non-profit organisation Mashr. North Caucasus expert Zurab Markhiev regards Mashr as one the few sources currently providing truthful information on Ingushetia.

Mashr Director Magomed Mutsolgov writes a regular internet diary for Caucasian Knot in which he often publishes information on the situation in Ingushetia and human rights violations in the Republic.