Two human rights organizations, the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch and Russia's Memorial, say Russian federal forces are continuing to brutalize civilians in Chechnya and that their tactics are becoming increasingly severe. In its recently released 2002 annual report, HRW says any steps toward reform in Russia were "entirely eclipsed by continued atrocities committed in Chechnya, which remained the region's most intense human rights crisis."Eliza Musaeva heads the office of Russia's Memorial in Ingushetia, the republic bordering Chechnya and a home for tens of thousands of civilians who have...
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