Activist Imran Ezhiev Continues Work, Even After Multiple Arrests and Torture

Victory
July 16, 2004

Activist Imran Ezhiev Continues Work, Even After Multiple Arrests and Torture

Imran Ezhiev, head of the regional department of the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society for Ingushetia and Chechnya and a regional coordinator of the Moscow Helsinki Group, has been detained more than a dozen times in the course of the last five years. But he has not stopped his human rights work. In September 2000, he was detained by police for a week, and has stated he was tortured and threatened with "disappearance."