Originally posted by nativeokie
No matter how bad you feel your situation is (Chechens) when they take over a school and murder children then they have lost all right to expect a
peaceful solution or
sympathy from the rest of the world.
It is time to crush these people, they blew that school up this morning with those kids inside. They killed kids on the first day and they held them
for 3 days with suicide
belts, land mines and guns.
I hope they all go to their god in pieces!
So from what i understood, anyone who kidnaps/kills children then he should go to his god in pieces!. Fine, lets start with the Russian they killed
lots of Chechnya kids, but as always all in hush hush. The Chechnya don't have a media to show you the crises except what you saw from kidnapping
kids. But as usual you always listen to one side and leave the other.
You reminded me with my mother, when we were kids my older brother used to beat me up when we go out side, when i get home i have to let him pay back
(thinking my mother would protect me) but when beat him back, she (my mother) thinks i'm the one who started it!! and i get the blame.. and when i
tell her he started it first she doesnt believe me.
These might be a good info to you:
Human Rights Situation in Chechnya
Unpublished government statistics confirm the high risk of abuse civilians face in Chechnya. According to an unpublished report on criminal activity
in Chechnya, in 2002 1,132 civilians were killed, or between five and eight times the murder rate for Russia, and between ten and fifteen times the
murder rate for Moscow.3 A second unpublished report, providing crime statistics for the first months of 2003, stated that for January and February
there were seventy murders, 126 abductions, and twenty-five cases in which human corpses were found. Accompanying the statistics were detailed
descriptions of more than 185 crimes in Chechnya committed in January and February 2003; in many, federal forces are implicated.
Throughout the past year, the Russian government sought to limit the flow of information from Chechnya. It barred outside scrutiny of the conflict by
refusing to renew the mandate of the OSCE Assistance Group to Chechnya, forcing its closure, and by refusing to arrange visits to the region by
several U.N. special mechanisms. The government also denied Human Rights Watch access to the region for the tenth time since the outbreak of the
conflict in 1999. Finally, the government harassed several Chechen human rights advocates, one of whom subsequently "disappeared" after being taken
New Killings and "Disappearances" in Chechnya
"Russia has a sorry record on accountability for abuse in Chechnya," said Andersen. "And meanwhile, there is no official record of the atrocities
that are being perpetrated.
The U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva must prevail upon Russia to invite special U.N. investigators on extrajudicial executions and torture. They
can establish an official record of these abuses."
The War Through My Eyes
I was in a neighbor's basement, in Urus Martan. We were there because they fired rockets at us. It was bad in the basement. It was dangerous. It was
cold and dark and damp. We were there for a long time. Mostly our relatives. One small girl, the daughter of the people whose house it was, went deaf
because of the shelling. I was scared.
Saidat, Age 10
The War Through My Eyes
They were bombing and our neighbor's house was destroyed. People were crying. I was very scared. I remember Russians shelling our neighborhood, and
one man and one girl was injured. The heel of the girl's foot and the man's leg were blown off. Those were my neighbors, people I knew.
Makka, Age 8
Interviews with Relatives of the Disappeared in Chechnya (RealVideo, 6.1Mb)
This video was produced by Human Rights Watch, the Memorial Human Rights Center, and Witness. In it, the relatives of three "disappeared" people
tell how their loved ones were detained, and describe their fruitless search efforts. Hundreds of people have "disappeared" since the armed conflict
in Chechnya started in September 1999. As the conflict grinds on, "disappearances" have become an ugly part of everyday life. In April 2002, Human
Rights Watch published a report documenting 91 "disappearance" cases that either took place or came to light in 2001; In March 2001, Human Rights
Watch documented 113 cases.
[edit on 5-9-2004 by fanoose]