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Archive for November 30th, 2009

Ramzan Kadyrov and Doku Umarov named among most influential Moslems of the world

Posted by Info on 30/11/2009

President of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov and the leader of militants of Northern Caucasus Doku Umarov are in the 2009 list of 500 most influential Moslems of the world compiled by the Prince Al-Valid ben Talyalya American Centre of Moslem-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) at the Georgetown University.

Doku Umarov is presented in the list as “the head of Ichkeria Caucasian Emirate”. In section “Politics” Russia is also presented by “leader of insurgents in Ingushetia” Ahmed Evloev (“Magas”) and President of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev.

The BBC adds that the title of the most influential Moslem of the world was awarded by the ACMCU, which is funded by the Prince Al-Valid ben Talyalya, to the King of Saudi Arabia.

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UN Committee Against Torture Criticized Azerbaijan For Extraditions Of Chechens To Russia

Posted by Info on 30/11/2009

The UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) has released its concluding observations on Azerbaijan’s implementation of the Convention Against Torture (CAT/C/AZE/CO/3). The Committee expresses concern over the continuing allegations of torture and ill-treatment in Azerbaijan and urges the authorities to bring their legislation and practice in conformity with the Convention.

The Committee requires Azerbaijan to bring its definition of torture fully in compliance with the Convention, so as to ensure that it is possible to prosecute all public officials and others responsible for torture.

The Committee also criticizes cases of extraordinary rendition of Chechens to the Russian Federation and of Kurds to Turkey. It urges Azerbaijan to ensure that no person is expelled, returned or extradited to a country where there are substantial grounds for believing that he/she would be in danger of being subjected to torture.

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“Судьи должны быть честными” – этический кодекс

Posted by Info on 30/11/2009

Совет судей России готовит новую редакцию Кодекса судейской этики . Новая редакция кодекса должна установить стандарты поведения судей “как основу доверия к осуществлению правосудия”. От судей, например, потребуется честность не только при исполнении своих обязанностей, но и в частной жизни. Эксперты сравнивают подобные правила с моральным кодексом строителя коммунизма и опасаются, что детальный кодекс судейской этики создаст угрозу независимости судей, а на ситуацию с коррупцией не повлияет.

Разработчики проекта концепции также ссылаются на многочисленные международные документы. Среди них Европейская хартия о статусе судей, заключение Консультативного совета европейских судей “О принципах и правилах, регулирующих профессиональное поведение судей, в частности, этические нормы, не совместимое с должностью поведение и беспристрастность”, Бангалорские принципы поведения судей (приложение к резолюции Экономического и социального совета ООН от 27 июня 2006 года). Бангалорские принципы, в частности, провозглашают, что следование высоким стандартам поведения судей “имеет первостепенное значение для поддержания их независимости”.

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No Quick Fix For Moldova’s Political Crisis

Posted by Info on 30/11/2009

By Louis O’Neill was OSCE ambassador and head of mission to Moldova from 2006-08.

….Serious changes to the Moldovan Constitution are sorely needed, but they should be undertaken with great care and deliberation, not as a quick fix.
What is needed now is one last round of serious, responsible, mature, good-faith negotiations between the AIE and the Communists to elect a president under the existing system. Then, in an atmosphere of (relative) calm, Moldova’s politicians, scholars, and advisers can undertake a comprehensive review of the constitution to create a better system for Moldova’s people and its future leaders.

Otherwise, the country’s politicians will just be perceived as moving, once again, to advance their own interests, and in reality will only be slapping a bandage on a dysfunctional system.

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Killings And Abductions Continue In Chechnya

Posted by Info on 30/11/2009

According to sources in Chechnya, Chechen apostates and gang members of local FSB in Chechnya don’t slow down to committing their crimes against innocent civilians.

According to local sources in Chechnya, gang members of Kadyrov grabbed two civilians on November 21-22.A resident of mountainous Shatoi district of Chechnya was accused with assisting of food to a mobile group of Chechen Mujahideen  since September 2009. The second was accused by The Kadyrovites that he was a member of Arbi Barayev’s unit and left from his group shortly before the end of first Russian-Chechen war.

They armed gang have broken the door of Musayevs’ house. Then they forced members of Musayev family out to the yard. Children, women and old men were beaten. The villagers heard the voices -crying children and cries of battered family members- and came there. Eyewitness villagers and Musayev family said that the gang members took  Turko Musayev (born in 1980) and Surkho Musayev (born in 1982) and left from the village.

On the other hand, Russia introduced the “counter-terrorism operation regime” (CTO) in Achkoi-Martan district of Chechnya since midnight of 23-24 November. Urus-Martan district was imposed to the counter-terrorism operation in the beginning of this November.

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Nevsky Express Express train crash. Is Terror Back? Several Theories What Could Have Happened.

Posted by Info on 30/11/2009

The main explanation for the Nevsky Express express train crash which happened last Friday in the Tver Oblast, killing 26 people and leaving nearly 100 wounded, is a terrorist attack.

The special services are searching for the organizers and perpetrators of this act among the nationalists, the Wahhabis, terrorists from the North Caucasus, as well as ill-wishers toward the influential passengers on the express train. The Investigation Committee of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office opened a terrorism and illicit weapons trafficking investigation. As a result, a terrorist attack became the primary suspected cause.

“All evidence points to the fact that this was a terrorist attack aimed at claiming as many lives as possible: the terrorists chose a popular train, which is always full of passengers, and blew it up in a place that was inaccessible, making it difficult to evacuate the passengers,..

read more about Theories About What Could Have Happened

in Russian here

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