Russian Federation : 'This is not a life'
In April 2003 22-year-old Artur Akhmatkhanov was grabbed by masked soldiers and bundled into an armoured personnel carrier. He has not been seen since. According to eyewitnesses, it was members of the Russian federal forces (FSB) who detained the Grozny student and human rights volunteer. Artur Akhmatkhanov's enforced disappearance is part of a deeply worrying pattern of ongoing human rights abuses in Chechnya and neighbouring republics in the North Caucasus. Amnesty International knows of only one conviction related to an enforced disappearance.
Choose a language to view report
- China: Kazakh family at risk of torture in detention: Weilina Muhatai, Muheyati Haliyoula, Parisati Haliyoula
- Bahrain: Joint Open letter to Danish Prime Minister to take immediate action to free Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja
- Bangladesh: Guarantee the right to freedom of artistic expression and release detained artists