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CHECHNYA LINKS LIBRARY

January 7th 2002 · Prague Watchdog · PRINTER FRIENDLY FORMAT · E-MAIL THIS

Human Rights Materials - December 2001

December 3 – 23, Society of the Chechen-Russian Friendship

PRESS RELEASES 141 - 155

The press releases of the Society of the Chechen-Russian Friendship (SCRF) provide running reports written by local correspondents of the Society. Although the site is often difficult to access and the unique reports are mostly in Russian, the information provided is the only continuous series of first-hand accounts written by local Chechen residents.

ALL PRESS RELEASES IN RUSSIAN ARE AVAILABLE HERE
THE PRESS RELEASE NO. 150 ON THE MURDER OF A SCRF VOLUNTEER, LUISA BETERGIRIEVA IS AVAILABLE HERE

December 7, Memorial

"MOPPING-UP OPERATION" IN THE VILLAGE OF AVTURY

While The Joint Working Group of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe and Russian State Duma was visiting Chechnya, the village of Avtury was undergoing a cruel mopping-up operation in the days of December 1-3.

THE WHOLE REPORT IN RUSSIAN IS AVAILABLE HERE

December 7, Memorial

"MOPPING-UP" OPERATION AT GROZNY UNIVERSITY ON NOVEMBER 12, 2001

During the "mopping-up" oepration at the university in Grozny seven students were detained and the dean of the Faculty of Economy was beaten up. The day after the students staged protests at the building of the pro-Russian Chechen government.

THE WHOLE REPORT IN RUSSIAN IS AVAILABLE HERE

December 17, Memorial

THE KILLING OF RIZVAN LORSANOV

The dead bodies of Rizvan Lorsanov and other two men were found near to the village of Belgatoi on Shalinski district on December 3, 2001. Deputy of the Chechen parliament, Rizvan Lorsanov, was well known in Chechnya for his peace-making efforts during the first Chechen war.

THE WHOLE REPORT IN RUSSIAN IS AVAILABLE HERE

December 20, Memorial

TERROR FOR TERROR

This report by the Human Rights Centre Memorial describes the situation in the Urus-Martan district after the assassination of the district military commander carried out by a young woman on November 29, 2001.

THE WHOLE REPORT IN RUSSIAN IS AVAILABLE HERE

December 22, Human Rights Watch

RUSSIA: RIGHTS DEFENDER REPORTED KILLED IN CHECHNYA

Press release of the Human Rights Watch demanding an investigation of the killing of the Chechen human rights activist Luiza Betergirieva of the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society. "This killing would appear to be a horrifying tactic to silence those who expose abuses," said Elizabeth Andersen, executive director of Human Rights Watch's Europe and Central Asia division. "And in Chechnya, continued abuses must be exposed."

THE WHOLE PRESS RELEASE IS AVAILABLE HERE

Prague Watchdog/Ruslan Isayev
Prague Watchdog offers running reports on the current human rights situation by our North Caucasus correspondent. Selection of those is available below:

FORMER PEACEKEEPER RIZVAN LORSANOV WAS KILLED IN NOVYE ATAGI – Dec. 4
PEOPLE FROM AVTURY PROTEST AGAINST 'MOPPING-UP OPERATION' – Dec. 4

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