Sunday, April 30, 2006

Mass Arrests in Nalchik cites an Ekho Moskvy report of mass searches and arrests which began on April 27 in the southern Russian town of Nal'chik, capital of the Kabardino-Balkar republic. Those detained included people who had earlier been marked on "blacklists", and also widows of the guerrillas - two thirds of whom were local residents - who died in the attack on Nal'chik on October 13 2005.

Fatima Tlisova, editor-in-chief of IA Regnum's Caucasus division, is quoted as saying that her parents' house was searched by the authorities, and that she connects the search with her activities as a journalist.

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