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Russia (Chechen Republic): Fear of torture or ill-treatment / Arbitrary arrest / Incommunicado detention

, Index number: EUR 46/010/2000

Russian Federal forces detained the Chechen Minister of Health, surgeon Omar Khambiev, and his medical team of up to 24 doctors and nurses (including Sharip Khambiev, Shaih Zairkhanov, Malika Edisultanova (f), Shirvani Gadaev, Abubakar Ismailov, Zarema Khasimova (f), Aminat Amalaeva (f) and Samrudy Zhabrailov) on 2 or 3 February. Amnesty International believes they are at risk of torture or ill-treatment.

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