Monday, August 9, 2021

European Court to Take Up Case of 13 Ingush Police who Refused to Obey Orders to Use Force against Protesters

Paul Goble

            Staunton, August 4 – In a major victor for the Ingush opposition and one certain to resonate far beyond the borders of that North Caucasus republic, the European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg has agreed to take up the case of 13 former Ingush policemen who lost their jobs after they refused to use force against protesters in March 2019 (, and

            (For background on this case has radicalized Ingush society, raised questions about Moscow’s colonial approach to non-Russian areas, and forced the center to dispatch ethnic Russian police to Ingushetia to replace or at least back up, non-Russian militiamen, see,,,,, and

            Meanwhile, at this week’s hearing in an Essentuki courtroom of the case against the Ingush Seven, members of the Council of Teips unanimously supported the position of the defense and said all seven tried to prevent the provocatory moves of the authorities from leading to violence ( and

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