Monday, October 16, 2006

The Week in Brief

Via Prague Watchdog:

THE WEEK IN BRIEF (October 9 - 15)
October 10 - Anna Politkovskaya, who was murdered in Moscow on October 7, was buried at the Troyekurovskoye cemetery in the Russian capital.

October 11 - Referring to a report by the Russian-Chechen Information Agency, Kavkazsky uzel reported that Rita Ersenoyeva, the mother of the abducted Chechen journalist Elina Ersenoyeva had recently been kidnapped as well.

October 12 - The European Court of Human Rights announced that it had held Russia responsible for the summary execution of five members of the Estamirov family in Chechnya in February 2000. Stichting Russian Justice Initiative said that at least eleven other incidents of summary executions committed on the same day in the same region of Chechnya are pending before the Court.

October 13 - Residents of the Kabardino-Balkarian capital of Nalchik commemorated the events that took place one year ago when mostly local young men carried out armed raids on law enformement agencies, which resulted in dozens of casualties.

October 13 - The Nizhny Novgorod regional court dismantled the NGO Russian-Chechen Society Friendship (ORChD). ORChD head Stanislav Dmitriyevsky said the organization would appeal the verdict.

October 14 - A Chechen branch of the political party “Russian Party of Life” was established in Grozny. Muslim Khuchiyev, first deputy head of the administration of the Moscow-backed Chechen president and premier, became its chairman.

Rallies and other events in memory of the slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya took place throughout the week in various places in Russia and abroad.

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