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Archive for June 17th, 2010

Dans L’enfer Des Prisons Russes – 11 y décèdent chaque jour en prison

Posted by Info on 17/06/2010

Si la peine de mort n’est plus appliquée en Russie depuis 1996, onze personnes y décèdent chaque jour en prison. L’information vient du parquet russe. En 2009, 4 150 prisonniers sont morts des suites de maladies diverses, dont 521 dans les centres de détention préventive de la Fédération. Rien qu’à Moscou, 55 prévenus sont morts en 2009, faute de soins. Et la série noire continue : dimanche 6 juin, Igor Kotroutsa, un Moldave de 22 ans, a été retrouvé mort dans sa cellule de la maison d’arrêt n°4 à Moscou : arrêt cardiaque. Même diagnostic pour Andreï Safronov, décédé dans la même prison le 13 mai.

Tout comme Véra Trifonova, 53 ans, morte en préventive le 30 avril. Il y a aussi Sergueï Magnitski, 37 ans, l’avocat du Fonds d’investissement britannique Hermitage Capital, décédé d’une cholécystite le 16 novembre 2009, au douzième mois de sa détention provisoire, officiellement pour “fraude fiscale”..

L’espoir a surgi lorsque le président “juriste”, Dmitri Medvedev, a fait modifier la loi. Depuis mars 2010, les personnes accusées de crimes économiques peuvent être libérées sous caution. Mais la loi n’est guère appliquée. La preuve, mercredi 9 juin, le tribunal de Moscou a refusé de libérer sous caution Evgueni Martynenko, un homme d’affaires accusé d’escroquerie.

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We Need Peacekeepers, Otherwise There Will Be A Sea Of Blood’

Posted by Info on 17/06/2010

In the damaged city of Osh, the only Uzbeks to be found were men. They had sent away the elderly, the women and the young to the border with Uzbekistan and remained behind to defend their homes against marauding Kyrgyz mobs they blame for attacks that have left at least 189 dead.

“No one’s defending us; we need UN peacekeepers, otherwise there will be a sea of blood,”
said Khamidjon, a middle-aged Uzbek man, who had gathered with about 45 of his ethnic kin in the so-far undamaged railway neighbourhood of the city. “Supplies are running out, humanitarian aid is not reaching us.”

Several tanks rolled through the city of Osh yesterday and soldiers manned checkpoints at the airport and on the road to the border to try to prevent further attacks on the Uzbek population. But the Uzbeks, who accuse the troops of being complicit in attacks on their community, had made their own limited preparations.
They have built barricades to try to prevent unwanted intruders. A small group of men armed with automatic weapons is overseeing the defences of their 70 or so homes. And the rest, have built up a cache of their own weapons – a pile of rocks and stones.

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Police Seize Pamphlets Criticizing Putin-Corruption Reached Catastrophic Scale

Posted by Info on 17/06/2010

St. Petersburg police confiscated 100,000 copies of a new report on Putin’s decade in power co-authored by Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister.

Allegedly police were trying to keep the 32-page report from the public and visitors at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which started Thursday.
The local branch of the opposition United Civil Front: “The police had the task of preventing the distribution of the report during the forum among its participants and citizens,” Kurnosova said.

Police told that they had sent the pamphlet to be checked for evidence of extremism — a tactic that opposition politicians say authorities sometimes use to stifle criticism — and that the check would take two or three days.

Nemtsov has co-written several reports highlighting corruption and other problems that he contends have gotten worse since Putin was elected president in 2000.
The conclusion of the new report — titled “PUTIN. RESULTS” — says, among other things, that during Putin’s decade in power, “corruption reached a catastrophic scale” and the gap between rich and poor has widened.

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UNHCR Airlifts First Aid To Uzbekistan For Refugees From Kyrgyzstan

Posted by Info on 17/06/2010

According to Uzbek authorities, more than 75,000 refugees have sought safety in Uzbekistan since last Friday.
The first two flights, loaded with humanitarian aid from the agency’s central stockpiles in Dubai, have landed at Andijan airport, the two Ilyushin-76 cargo planes brought in 800 lightweight tents, plastic sheeting for emergency shelter, blankets and sleeping mats to meet the growing shelter needs of refugees fleeing from Kyrgyzstan.

The first members of a UNHCR emergency team have arrived in Andijan and the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, and are working with the government on planning and distribution of UNHCR assistance.

UNHCR is also preparing an airlift to Osh and the deployment of an emergency team to Kyrgyzstan, where violence which erupted on June 10 has left scores of people dead and led to the displacement of an estimated 200,000 people within the country. In Osh, UNHCR has opened its warehouse and the initial assistance for 2,000 people is being handed out through partners on the ground.

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Россия: Подготовлен Проект Нового Закона “О Милиции”

Posted by Info on 17/06/2010

МВД РФ представило проект нового закона “О милиции”. Yсилия милиции будут сосредоточены на защите жизни, здоровья, прав и свобод граждан, выявлении преступности и борьбе с ней, а физическую силу, спецсредства и оружие сотрудники будут применять только при крайней необходимости.

Вчера были обсуждены первые четыре главы законопроекта (всего их одиннадцать). Напомним, что в Госдуму законопроект должен поступить до 1 декабря этого года.
Во второй главе названы семь основных принципов дальнейшей деятельности милиции: “уважение прав и свобод человека и гражданина”, “законность”, “беспристрастность при выполнении задач и обязанностей”, “публичность и открытость”, “обеспечение общественного доверия и поддержка населения”, “взаимодействие и сотрудничество с госорганами, институтами гражданского общества и гражданами”, а также “использование достижений науки, современных технологий и информационных систем”.

“В случае нарушения прав человека сотрудники милиции должны будут принести извинения по месту нахождения, по месту работы, учебы гражданина и принять меры по опровержению информации, порочащей честь и достоинство гражданина”

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