Ingush opposition activist murdered

Maksharip Aushev, former opposition leader and former owner of dissident website, was killed today in Kabardino-Balkaria.

The information regarding the circumstances around the murder are still very scarce.

– Even though we don’t know what lies behind the murder, this is yet another sign of the lawlessness in North Caucasus, says Erik Esbjörnson, Programme Director for Eastern Europe at Civil Rights Defenders.

On October 27-28 Civil Rights Defenders are organising a conference in Stockholm where some of the leading human rights defenders from the region will gather to discuss how the EU can contribute to creating peace and stability in North Caucasus, and what the western democracies can do to strengthen the protection for human rights defenders in the region.

Categories: News.
Tags: Human Rights Defenders and Murder.
Regions: The North Caucasus.