Two knife-wielding assailants kill a police officer and wound another in Grozny, Chechnya. The attackers are shot dead while trying to seize weapons. It is the second attack against police in the city in recent months; in October, two officers were killed by militants.
Russian authorities arrest more than 100 gay men in Chechnya, including television personalities and religious figures, for "nontraditional sexual orientation." The "Novaya Gazeta" newspaper reported that three of the arrested men have been killed, while others reportedly were released for family honor killing. Chechen Republic leader Ramzan Kadyrov's spokesperson said this report contains “absolute lies and disinformation” since there are no homosexuals in Chechnya.
A group of nine human rights activists and journalists, heading to Grozny, Chechnya, in a small bus, are attacked on the Kavkaz federal highway near the Ordzhonikidzovskaya settlement at the Ingushetia border. About 20 masked men assaulted the group, confiscated some mobile phones, and set their vehicle on fire. Two of the journalists, the NGO lawyer, and the bus driver were hospitalized. A Committee to Prevent Torture representative said this is the first press tour that was not organized by the Chechen government.
A Chechen man is sentenced to 12 years in prison after being convicted of trying to send a letter bomb to the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which had published drawings of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
Five Russian soldiers are killed and six injured in clashes with militants in Chechnya. [http:--en.rian.ru-russia-20100205-157779514.html (RIA Novosti)] [http:--www.presstv.ir-detail.aspx?id=117928§ionid=351020602 (Press TV)] [http:--www.news24.com-Content-World-News-1073-f2cd5cb6351c4373aedd4b7fa535e461-05-02-2010-02-14-Chechnya_clashes_kill_5_troops (News24)]date=August 2019