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Russian Federation: Amnesty International Statement on the Situation of Chechen Asylum-Seekers

, Index number: EUR 46/010/2004

The ongoing armed conflict in the Chechen Republic - which continues to be characterized by widespread violations of human rights and humanitarian law - has led to the forced displacement of hundred of thousands of Chechens. This paper discusses the Russian Federation's treatment of Chechen asylum seekers in particular ethnic discrimination, harassment and ill-treatment. It also examines the Residence Registration as an instrument of discrimination.

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