May 27, 2004

Abkhazia: Amnesty International report 2004

Extract of the Amnesty International report, concerning the Chechnya Human Rights situation
In the disputed region of Abkhazia, a de facto moratorium on executions remained in force. At least 25 death sentences had been passed since it declared independence from Georgia. Nine death row prisoners escaped from the investigation-isolation prison in Sukhumi in April. Some were recaptured; one died in his cell on 15 June.

Source: Amnesty International