epa06095820 (FILE) - Chief of the Defense Staff, French Army General Pierre de Villiers arrives next to French President Emmanuel Macron (unseen) for the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, 14 July 2017 (reissued 19 July 2017). Defense Staff French Army General Pierre de Villiers gave in his resignation to French President Emmanuel Macron on 19 July 2017. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT/POOL MAXPPP OUT

For the first time in a long time, defendants in the Chechen court speak frankly of the tortures suffered.?
Something wholly unbelievable presents itself in the Chechen court. For the first time in a long time, defendants in the Chechen court speak frankly of the tortures suffered, and parents fearlessly stand up for their sons.
December 17 last year, a strange incident took place in Grozny. Under the official version, a group of young men associated with the Islamic State banned in Russia attacked law enforcement officers and was eliminated. There is a lot of questions about this official story, and we do not really know what happened that day. The investigation into this crime totally lacked transparency. Although its consequences were tragic for the entire republic.
Immediately after December 17, massive ‘rolling’ detentions began in Chechnya. First, all those …
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