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July 14th 2003 · Prague Watchdog · PRINTER FRIENDLY FORMAT · E-MAIL THIS · ALSO AVAILABLE IN: RUSSIAN 

The Week in Brief: July 7 - 13, 2003

Summary of the main news related to the conflict in Chechnya. Compiled by Prague Watchdog.

Monday, July 7

No major events.

Tuesday, July 8

No major events.

Wednesday, July 9

The Moscow-backed campaign to elect President of the Chechen Republic started, announced the Election Committee of the Chechen Republic.

Thursday, July 10

The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) issued a public statement according to which there is a continued resort to torture and other forms of ill-treatment, such as severe beating, electric shocks, and asphyxiation, by members of the law enforcement agencies and federal forces operating in the Chechen Republic, and that action taken to bring to justice those responsible has proved largely unproductive.

The building of Chechnya's Moscow-backed administration, which was destroyed in a lorry bomb attack in late December 2002 and then was reconstructed, was ceremonially opened.

Friday, July 11

No major events.

Saturday, July 12

Nine Russian soldiers died when their vehicle ran over a mine and was ambushed by Chechen guerilla fighters on the road from Itum-Kale to Shatoi in the Shatoisky district.

Sunday, June 13

At the end of his first visit to Russia as the Council of Europe's rapporteur on the situation in Chechnya, Andreas Gross called on the Russian leadership to include in the political settlement of the Chechen conflict also representatives of Aslan Maskhadov, President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, news agency AFP reported.

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