Saturday, January 28, 2006

Rescue Chechnya

Received via the chechnya-sl email list:
Canadian Committee For Peace In Chechnya

Invitation to Join

A genocidal war has been conducted by Russia against Chechnya for over a decade. 200,000-300,000 civilians have been killed with as many displaced. A pre-war population of over a million has been reduced to 400,000.The destruction inflicted by the Russian forces on Grozny and many of Chechnya's main towns and villages is only comparable to that inflicted on Stalingrad or Dresden in the Second World War.

Leading Human Rights organizations (e.g. Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International etc.) have documented rampant human rights abuses and disappearances of ordinary Chechen men, women and children that are happening on a near daily basis.

The Canadian Committee For Peace In Chechnya is a group dedicated to highlighting the plight of Chechnya and the Chechen people.

We combine three broad areas of action:

- raising awareness about the plight of Chechens

- addressing the legal, material and educational needs of Chechens anywhere
through cooperating with NGOs and developing our own projects,

- helping the growing Chechen Diaspora become more organized and effective,
strengthen Chechen culture

If you are interested in learning more about our organization, please go to our website (www.rescuechechnya.com). We are looking forward to hearing from you, and hope that some of you will decide to get involved.

Contact Email : chechnya.relief@gmail.com
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