Human Rights Watch
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
Civil Rights Defenders
Joint press release
Russia: Complete Torture Case Investigation
Safeguard Victim and Human Rights Defenders
(Moscow, March 4, 2011) – Russian authorities need to make swift and meaningful progress in investigating a case of disappearance and torture in Chechnya and punishing those responsible, Human Rights Watch, Front Line, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and Civil Rights Defenders said today. Russian authorities at the highest level need to ensure the safety of Islam Umarpashaev, the torture victim, as well as that of human rights defenders who are helping him seek justice, the groups said.