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Russian Federation: Committee Against Torture criticizes secret detention, torture and disappearances in Chechnya

In its concluding observations on the Russian Federation released on 29 November, the Committee against Torture (CAT) expressed concern about allegations of unofficial places of detention in the North Caucasus and of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment practiced in those facilities. It also called on the Russian Federation to take all necessary measures to prohibit and prevent abductions and enforced disappearances in Chechnya and to investigate allegations of such crimes.

Concluding Observations