NatPress: Adygeya’s Exposition At Sochi Forum “Kuban – 2007″ Was Not Expressive

From: Eagle_wng

Adygeya’s exposition at Sochi forum “Kuban – 2007″ was not expressive

The international economic forum in Sochi “Kuban – 2007″ showed that judging to its investment potential Adygeya has one of the last places across Russia. As to its participation in the forum, that is supposed to be rather expensive issue and the republican investment projects in comparison to the others looked pale. But, nevertheless, they were in demand, “Caucasian unit” correspondent reported referring to the local TV.

First from among the federal officials the Adygeya’s exposition Адыгеи was visited the plenipotentiary in the SFD Dmitry Kozak, but the main event became visiting of the president of Russia Vladimir Putin. The leader of the republic Aslan Tkhakushinov, meeting him, could not help to declare the basic project of Adygeya’s economy – construction of the road “Maykop-Dagomys”.

The road’s construction is planned to implement on the site of 63 kms, he said. It should cost to the state budget 18 billion rubles. Other variants of the project are much more expensive – about 34-36 billion rubles. Solving of that problem is important not only for Adygeya, but for the other subjects of Russian Federation, too. And if the construction is implemented, the republic will not need any economic help any longer.

The Adygeya president said about his impression after participation in the forum the following: “I’d like this process (corr: training how to attract investments) not delayed for the whole life. Therefore we have arrived at the forum, have seen our mistakes, which many of, have seen that in the investments Adygeya is almost on the last place in Russian Federation. Now we should study closely our opportunities and undertake concrete creative steps”.

Vladimir Petrov, the chairman of Committee on tourism of Adygeya, having presented the most capacious from the financial point of view project – about 6 billion rubles – said that “about all the projects exhibited at the forum we have negotiations”. “Canadian party became interested, in particular, – he said. – this year the private investments in Adygeya tourism made about 200 million rubles”.

The negotiations at the forum also concerned the projects of municipal formations. According to the head of Koshehablsky area administration Nalbiy Tkharkahov, 4 projects the area presented at the forum, do not concede to other projects. “For one of them (corr.: on raw materials production) we have got 6 applications, for the project on Khodzinsky thermal source – 2 applications”, – he explained.

As the minister of economy of the republic Aslan Matyzhev mentioned, Adygeya exposed at the forum 42 investment projects and 30 investment platforms without designation of their applicability. The priorities, as he said, are clear – mountain-skiing complexes and tourist-recreational objects.

At the same time he named important those projects, which concern the building industry. In particular, he said, the construction of several brick factories and factories on gravel-sandy processing. In that direction, according to the minister, the Sochi forum has given potential investors.

“And it is natural, – the minister also explained, – Adygeya as an agrarian republic is interested in construction of cattle-breeding complexes”.


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إلى صاحب القومية الُمطلقة, الكاتب الفذ………إحسان هاكوز

From: shml_blue  (Original Message) Sent: 8/21/2006 7:03 PM


إلى صاحب القومية المطلقة, الكاتب الفذ, ذو العين الثاقبة المحللة………إحسان هاكوز

“شيئ غريب,عندما نختلف في الرأي نمتشق سيفا ونحاول النيل من الكاتب مباشرة”


أي والله شيئ غريب, و ما دامت هذه كلماتك البراقة اللامعة, لماذا قمت بشطب “الرأي” الذي قمت أنا بنشره في المنتدى و قمت بشطب عضويتي من المنتدى؟

هذا أولاً……………….

ثانياً: تحليلك الجنائي والبوليسي الفذ لم يكن في مكانه, أنا لست من الأهل في كفركما أو الريحانية, أنا من شراكسة الأردن ……….. وخجلت بصراحة من دسّك لإسم الأردن في كتاباتك المشبوهة والمندسّة, وشراكسة الأردن لا يشرفهم أن تنسب نفسك إليهم.

ومن المشاركات التي لا تعد ولا تحصى من الأعضاء في المنتدى, نراك وكأنك “تخاطب نفسك”……………… فعلياً لا أحد يشارك أو يكتب في أي موضوع كان إلا أنت وهذا واضح من عدد اامشاركات المكتوبة بجانب كل اسم, ولكن لا تحزن, ليس كل من يخاطب نفسه مجنون, بل يمكن الإستفادة من ذلك بمعالجة ما تكتنزه نفسك من كرهٍ و حقد بدلاً من أن تنثره على من حولك, فهذه من الطرق الحديثة في العلاج النفسي.

شاءت الأقدار للأخوان في كفركما والريحانية أن يستقروا ويولدوا هناك, مثلما قدر لك أن تكون سوري الجنسية لا تستطيع حتى الإيماء بأي معارضة أو حتى عدم رضى بما يدور من حولك دون أن يكون مصيرك مجهولاً ومستقبلك منتهياً……….. ماذا تستطيع أن تفعل حيال ذلك أيها البطل الشجاع؟ أليس الساكت عن الحق شيطان أخرس؟ الفرق هو أنك شيطان بألف لسان, ولكن أعيد وأكرر أنه يحدّث نفسه.

نأسف جدأً لكل هذه الردود فقد وجب علينا منذ البداية التيمّن بقول الله تعالى:

(وَعِبَادُ الرَّحْمَنِ الَّذِينَ يَمْشُونَ عَلَى الْأَرْضِ هَوْناً وَإِذَا خَاطَبَهُمُ الْجَاهِلُونَ قَالُوا سَلَاماً) صدق الله العظيم.

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Car Blast Kills At Least Two In Ingushetia

From: eagle_wng
Car Blast Kills At Least Two In Ingushetia

Russia — North Caucasus, undated
July 30, 2008
By Reuters

NAZRAN, Russia — At least two people were killed and five wounded when a car exploded outside a police station in the southern Russian region of Ingushetia on July 30, police sources said.

Police said an explosive device equivalent to 3-4 kilograms of TNT blew up under a vehicle in a parking lot full of service cars outside police headquarters in Nazran, the region’s main city.

“We will have exact information on this only after an investigation is completed,” a local police source said.

Attacks, shoot-outs, and bombings occur frequently in Ingushetia, an impoverished Russian region in the North Caucasus. Much of the violence has been aimed at police and judges.

Russian forces have fought two wars in nearby Chechnya since 1994, killing thousands of people and scarring the North Caucasus. The violence has spilled over into neighboring Daghestan and Ingushetia, two of Russia’s poorest regions.

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RFE/RL: Russia: Kasparov ‘Rescinds’ Presidential Candidacy

From: Eagle_wng  (Original Message) Sent: 12/14/2007 3:49 PM

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Russia: Kasparov ‘Rescinds’ Presidential Candidacy

France -- Garry Kasparov at a press conference in Paris, 21Nov2007
Garry Kasparov says government pressure has stymied his campaign plans (file photo)

Presidential hopeful Garry Kasparov has withdrawn his name from the running but will “continue campaigning unofficially” after his umbrella opposition group conceded that it failed to meet a technical deadline for registration.

In a statement on its website today, his Other Russia coalition blames the Central Election Commission and “administrative pressure” for making it impossible to notify authorities of the venue for his official nomination, a step that was required five days before the last day for registration on December 17.

“Left with no legal means to announce his candidacy, Garry Kasparov has opted to rescind his name from the roster,” Other Russia announces. “As an act of protest, and to demonstrate his support, the leader of the Other Russia coalition will continue campaigning unofficially. He has already begun collecting signatures from around the country, and is raising grassroots support.”

It quotes Kasparov as saying that “it is impossibly [sic] to play fairly under the Kremlin’s rules.”

Speaking at the funeral on December 13 of an opposition activist in Serpukhov, south of Moscow, Kasparov had said, “We understand a decision has been made not to allow my registration even at this preliminary stage.”

On December 12, Kasparov declared that he would drop his presidential ambitions if the following day’s deadline could not be met, saying government pressure prevented Other Russia from meeting requirements to get his name on the ballot.

“It is now technically impossible,” his spokesman Denis Bilunov told AFP on December 13.

The conference scheduled to nominate Kasparov — at which at least 500 supporters were required to be present — had to be canceled on December 12 because, he said, no venue was available in all of Moscow. The cancellation came a day before the deadline for candidates’ “initiative groups” to inform the Central Election Committee of their intention to hold a nominating conference.

Kasparov spokeswoman Marina Litvinovich told RFE/RL’s Russian Service that the government appeared to be pressuring venues not to rent conference space to Kasparov’s supporters.

“Judging from the situation yesterday evening, as well as this morning (December 13), we still don’t have any space in Moscow which we could rent for money and have a gathering of our group,” Litvinovich said. “Therefore, it can be said that we have been unable to execute this very first step, necessary for launching a campaign for the Russian presidential elections.”

The authorities have denied the accusation. Election Committee official Aleksei Kisin told Interfax that “there are a lot of buildings, in Russia in general and in Moscow in particular, where people can gather for very different reasons.”

Even if Kasparov had managed to beat the deadline, he had virtually no chance of victory in the March 2 vote. It almost certain that President Vladimir Putin’s stated preference as his successor, Dmitry Medvedev, will win easily.

Kasparov’s announcement was followed by other reports of harassment of people and groups with ties to his party, United Civil Front. The former chess champion’s wife and daughter were reportedly detained for a document check as they tried to board an international flight on December 12, causing them to miss the flight.

Kasparov and supporters of the Other Russia umbrella group, which includes Kasparov’s party, ran into trouble on December 13 as they traveled to a Serpukhov to attend the funeral of Yuri Chervochkin, who died from injuries sustained during an antigovernment rally in November. The 22-year-old activist was allegedly beaten by police.

Litvinovich told RFE/RL’s Russian Service that two busloads of opposition supporters were held up for 45 minutes by a half dozen riot policemen at a checkpoint on the road to Serpukhov, where the funeral was held.

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What happened in Muzhichi?

From: eagle_wng
July 10th 2008 · Prague Watchdog / Tamerlan Akiyev      
What happened in Muzhichi?
What happened in Muzhichi?

After a guerrilla attack on the village of Muzhichi, members of the “Memorial” human rights centre conducted a painstaking survey of village residents, gathering comprehensive information about the raid. Tamerlan Akiyev, head of Memorial’s Nazran office, has kindly provided an article written specially for Prague Watchdog about the results of the survey.

The editors

Residents of the village of Muzhichi say that at around 9pm on the evening of July 8 a section of road between their village and the settlement of Alkun was taken under control by a group of armed men. For half an hour these men stopped passing motor vehicles, three of which they hijacked. At about 9.30pm two or three of the guerrillas arrived in the village in one of the vehicles. They openly drove around the streets, asking people if they knew the whereabouts of two local residents – Ruslan Doliyev and Khasan Torshkhoyev.

Towards 10pm another group of armed men, 10-15 in number, moved into Muzhichi. They arrived in a covered Gazelle truck which they had taken from a local resident, Mukharbek Bartinkhoyev. The guerrllas drove up to a store located on Aksanov Street, the village’s main thoroughfare. The store’s owner is Isa Doliyev.

At that moment a group of youths was standing near the building. The guerrillas immediately made them lie down on the ground, at gunpoint. Then the guerrillas went inside the store. There they found another two youths and Khasan Torshkhoyev, a local school teacher, who was one of the men they were looking for. At first they also made everyone who was in the sales area lie down on the floor, and then took Torshkhoyev out through the back entrance into the inner courtyard of Dolyiev’s house, which adjoins the store. There, without much ceremony, they shot Torshkhoyev. One of the youths who witnessed all this says that before shooting Torshkoyev the guerrillas told him that he had been sentenced to death for informing.

Then the guerrillas went up the stairs into Isa Doliyev’s house. They were looking for his son Ruslan, who was absent at the time. The assailants locked all the family into one of the rooms, and then went outside. At that moment, Ruslan Doliyev drove up to the house in a Gazelle van. He was immediately dragged out of the van, taken a short distance away and shot on the same charges of informing.

Residents say that the most of the guerrillas were young, no more than 25 years old, and that they behaved in an arrogant, free-and-easy manner. They wore new camouflage uniform, and shouted slogans like: “We must fight the authorities!”, “President Murat Zyazikov must be killed!”. They called on the young people to wage jihad, chanted “Allahu Akbar!” and fired shots in the air. Local resident Ibragim Chapanov, an elderly man (aged about 70) took them to task. In response to this one of the guerrillas fired a round from his automatic rifle at him. The man was struck by three bullets, and he died of his wounds on the spot.

The guerrillas were in the village for a total of no more than twenty minutes. Their plan complete, they left the village in three motor vehicles – two hijacked Gazelles and a Volga belonging to the slain teacher’s brother – and headed south towards the settlement of Alkun. On the following day the police found the vehicles abandoned near the forest. The police officers did not reach the village until morning, when they set up checkpoints on the roads leading in and out of the place, though no local residents were detained.

The local residents were shocked by the murders, which to them appeared unmotivated and cruel. They are certain that the victims of the guerrillas were absolutely innocent of the actions imputed to them and that they had no connection either with the authorities or with the law enforcement agencies. Although Ruslan Dolgiyev had once been a police officer, he resigned from the interior ministry forces two years ago.

It is extremely unusual in Ingushetia for armed detachments to enter towns and villages. While it frequently happens in neighbouring Chechnya, the Ingush underground resistance employs different tactics, organizing local, point target attacks on military servicemen and police. The underground still observed an unwritten mandatory ban on the waging of hostilities in places where people live. In all the time that “Memorial” has been working in Ingushetia I can remember at most one or two cases of such incursions, including the famous attack on Nazran by Shamil Basayev.

It is also surprising that the guerrillas raised their hands against an unarmed elderly man for making a critical remark. To judge from the eyewitness accounts, the attackers’ behaviour was extremely strange. Some eyewitnesses told us that one of the guerrillas wore a long-haired wig. That is also a very unusual detail in the description of men fighting with the underground. It seems that now they not only disguise themselves with masks, but also with artificial hair. At one point one of the armed men took off his wig, and then put it back on again. He was apparently too hot. Several village residents saw this.

The invaders knew their way around the village very well, and seemed to know where to go, who they were looking for, and where the homes of those they wanted – Doliyev and Torshkhoyev – were located. Moreover, one of the guerrillas personally identified Torshkhoyev. In other words, Torshkhoyev was not a victim chosen at random. He was an ordinary rural schoolteacher, and his accuser must have had some special grievance against him.

I assume that the attackers’ demonstrative cruelty and aggression were provoked by the death of an Ingush underground leader. On Saturday, June 5 police killed four armed guerrillas in the city of Karabulak. All had taken part in the attack on the republic in 2004, and were on the police wanted list. Identified among them was one of the most notorious and dangerous – according to the Russian interior ministry – commanders of the Salafist movement, Khas-Magomet Bogatyrev. He is known not to have been a rank-and-file guerrilla, and was in fact the leader of the middle link in the chain of command. So it would be logical to suppose that the guerrillas had decided to avenge the death of their comrade.

Vremya Novostei archive photo.

(Translation by DM)

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KC: Russians Enjoy Torturing Muslims In Chechnya

From: Eagle_wng  (Original Message) Sent: 11/14/2006 10:08 AM

Russians Enjoy Torturing Muslims in Chechnya

Publication time: Today at 10:34 Djokhar time

Human Rights Watch documented numerous cases in which personnel of the Second Operational Investigative Bureau (ORB-2) of the Russian Federal Ministry of Interior torture Chechen prisoners in official places of detention.

Detainees described being subjected to electric shocks and severely beaten with boots, sticks, plastic bottles filled with water or sand, and heavy rubber-coated cables; some were also burned. In addition, Russians widely  use psychological torturer, such as threats or imitation of sexual abuse or execution, as well as threats to harm their relatives.

In cases when victims dare to launch a formal complaint, prosecutors refuse to open an investigation, and courts disregard the defendants’ allegations of torture, even when they are supported by medical records or witness testimony.

The climate of impunity is worsened by the occupation authorities’ persistent efforts to close Chechnya to outside scrutiny and prevent documentation of abuses. Last month, Russia refused to allow the UN special reporter on torture to conduct unannounced visits and meet with detainees in private, forcing him to postpone his visit to Russia and Chechnya indefinitely.

Some Testimonies

“They beat me mercilessly. They put me against the wall with my legs spread apart and kicked me on my privates. I later saw that the entire area in between my thighs was all black from bruises. They pulled my pants down and threatened to rape me. I kept telling them, ‘Just kill me!’ but they said, ‘No, we won’t kill you right away, we’ll do it slowly, and we will also rip your brother apart.’ I felt like during these interrogations I was dying over and over again, and they would revive me to continue.”

“Sulim S.”(not his real name), detained together with his brother “Salambek S.” (not his real name) by the ORB-2 personnel in March 2006.

“They started kicking me, and then brought an ‘infernal machine’ to give me electric shocks. They attached the wires to my toes and kept cranking the handle to release the current. I couldn’t bear it. I was begging: ‘Give me any paper? I’ll sign it, I’ll sign anything.'” “Khamid Kh.” (not his real name), detained at a unofficial detention facility in April 2006, Reuters reported.


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HRW refers to Mujahideen as ‘insurgents’ and points at Ingushetia

From: eagle_wng

HRW refers to Mujahideen as ‘insurgents’ and points at Ingushetia
Publication time: 26 June 2008, 20:15
On photo: Nazran, Ingushetia after another operation conducted by Caucasus Armed Forces against Russian FSB.

“Though violence in Chechnya has decreased markedly in recent years, fighting between Muslim insurgents and Russian troops threatens to engulf a neighboring region”, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Wednesday, as The New York Times writes.

Human Rights Watch has admitted that what it calls “violence” has already been going on all across the territory of Ingushetia for a long time.

Human Rights Watch asserted that a recent rise in the attacks by the Mujahideen in Ingushetia “has provoked a spate of kidnappings, torture and arbitrary killings of civilians” by the structures of Russian invaders and collaborators, “reminiscent of earlier rights abuses in Chechnya”.

“Ingushetia, a tiny Muslim republic on Chechnya’s western border, has long been considered a relatively peaceful enclave in the North Caucasus….Recently, however, it has become a haven for rebels fleeing a counterinsurgency in Chechnya.”

According to the New York Times, policies of Moscow and its accomplice Kadyrov “have brought a modicum of stability to the republic after two wars and nearly half a decade of internecine fighting”.

“Ingushetia could suffer a similar, if less brutal, fate, according to the Human Rights Watch report, which is based on interviews conducted over the last year with local officials and victims of violence.”

HRW reports that the puppet regime recorded 86 attacks on the pro-Russian police gang members in 2007 and 28 attacks in the first three months of 2008. At the same time only 65 invaders’ servicemen were killed in Ingushetia in 2007.

In this connection we will also point out that according to the Command of the Caucasus Armed Forces (Mujahideen), these figures are still dozens of times higher than what is shown in the statistics of the local puppets, who are actually not making it a secret that the number of casualties as well as the operations by the Mujahideen are “classified information” and a “state secret”.

Human Rights Watch points out in its report that Moscow has brought additional troops to Ingushetia, but it did not change the situation. The situation got more aggravated since the troops “fail to discriminate between legitimate insurgent targets and civilians when conducting operations”.

“Certainly you cannot fully compare Ingushetia and Chechnya,” Tanya Lokshina, the researcher for Human Rights Watch who wrote the report, said at a news conference.

“At the same time,” she said, “the kind of abuses that we now see in Ingushetia are the abuses that used to characterize Chechnya: extrajudicial executions, torture, forced disappearances, abduction-style detentions.”

The report by Human Rights Watch describes several extrajudicial killings in graphic detail, including the killing of Rakhim Amriev, a 6-year-old boy shot when security forces raided his family’s house on Nov. 9, 2007, in search of a relative.

According to testimony from the boy’s family and other witnesses in the report, three servicemen, backed by about 100 soldiers and security officials, burst into the family’s home in the village of Chemulga with barely a warning and opened fire, killing the child and wounding his mother.

The shooting provoked a nationwide outcry, prompting the government to open an investigation, something it rarely does in such instances.

After more than seven months, however, no suspect has been identified.

Puppet officials in Ingushetia, including the Kremlin-backed president, Murat M. Zyazikov, a former general with the Federal Security Service (former KGB), have regularly denied reports of human rights abuses, calling the situation in the republic “stable”.

Kerim-Sultan A. Kokurkhaev, Ingushetia’s government-appointed human rights ombudsman, said at the news conference on Wednesday that the situation in Ingushetia was “no worse than in any other territory” in Russia.

He called the work of Human Rights Watch and other rights groups “fascist,” adding that the Human Rights Watch report was “meant to destabilize the situation.”

Kavkaz Center

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