Civic Assistance Committee has been helping Mgabu for several years now. In 2014 he was doing therapy with a psychologist and decided to write down a short story of his life. We are publishing this text by the author’s permission. Unfortunately Mgabu never got asylum in Russia but his situation is a bit better now; thanks to the Committee’s efforts Mgabu was given a hope to move to another country.
A court in Russia’s Leningrad region dismissed the case against Choi Myung-bok, a North Korean defector set to be deported for violating migration laws, the Memorial human rights group reported Monday. Choi no longer faces deportation to North Korea, where he would most likely be executed for fleeing the labor camp he was sent to. He plans to apply for official refugee status once again.
In the framework of the project ‘Protection of the Rights of Residents of the North Caucasus in Places of Imprisonment’ we are continuing a small cycle of publications about the situation of prisoners from the North Caucasus republics in different regions of Russia. Today we publish the work of Oub Titiev – project coordinator in Chechnya.
On December 5th Nesibeli Ibragimova, citizen of Kazakhstan, escaped from the grocery shop that belongs to Zhansulu Istanbekova. Late in December Nesibeli turned to the Civic Assistance Committee for help. Back in May she was invited to Moscow to work, during the first meeting the shop owner took Nesibeli’s documents. She was held captive in the shop and constantly beaten for 8 months.