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Archive for September 8th, 2010

Нестабильность В Дагестане. В Чем Причины?

Posted by Info on 08/09/2010

В Дагестане вновь прогремели взрывы. На этот раз на железнодорожном перегоне Кизляр-Итарабалы подорван грузовой состав. Российские СМИ сообщают, что взрыв произошел 7 сентября в 11:30 по местному времени.
В воскресенье 5 сентября заминированный автомобиль, за рулем которого находился террорист-смертник, въехал на территорию лагеря воинской части. Взрыв унес жизни трех солдат, и более 30 военнослужащих получили ранения.

За день до буйнакского инцидента подорвали автомобиль министра Дагестана по национальной политике, информации и внешним связям Бекмурзы Бекмурзаева. Министр контужен, его шофер погиб, а телохранитель ранен. Взрыв произошел утром в субботу 4 сентября, когда министр ехал на работу.

Tолько в Дагестане за первое полугодие жертвами насилия стали 165 человек.

Подавляющее большинство насильственных актов скорее имеют криминальный характер и происходят на фоне экономической нищеты и коррумпированных силовых структур, считает Тед Гербер. Он подчеркивает, что высокий уровень безработицы среди молодого населения региона играет на руку радикальным религиозным группировкам, которые готовы использовать нищету в своих целях и часто распространяют свои идеи через благотворительные организации.

Pоссийское правительство должно уделить особое внимание развитию экономики Северного Кавказа.

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Federal Judge Shot Dead In Russian Caucasus

Posted by Info on 08/09/2010

District judge Dzhulber Bykov was shot several times with a pistol outside his home in Kabardino-Balkaria late on Tuesday. Bykov, 46, was a police officer from 1984-2005 before he became a judge.
Kabardino-Balkaria is one of four provinces in Russia’s North Caucasus that have had frequent attacks on authorities

Late last month, officials said security forces killed five militants holed up in an apartment building in the provincial capital, Nalchik.Dozens of suspected militants are being tried over a brazen attack on police and government buildings that turned Nalchik into a war zone for a day in October 2005.

Kremlin have stressed the need for investment in the North Caucasus, where human rights activists say poverty, corruption and heavy-handed conduct by government forces fuels violence and drives young Muslims to turn to extremism.

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UN Unveils New Scheme To Boost Central Asia’s Fight Against Terrorism

Posted by Info on 08/09/2010

On September 7 The United Nations launched a new initiative aimed at strengthening efforts to assist Central Asian countries in their efforts to combat terrorism.
The new scheme aims to help Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan establish a regional counter-terrorism plan in line with the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

“Central Asia is one of the most interdependent regions of the world, with a large population, a potential common market and a crossroad of energy routes,” said Miroslav Jenca, head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, located in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (UNRCCA) , set up in 2007.

UNRCCA works to help the five governments in the region
to increase their capacities to peacefully prevent conflict, facilitate dialogue and respond to cross-border threats and challenges such as terrorism, drug trafficking and environmental degradation.

Most Central Asian nations have acceded to all 13 universal anti-terrorism instruments.

“- Prevention of terrorism in Central Asia is key not only to protecting the well-being of populations and ensuring national and regional stability.
– It is also a matter of global concern, given that the wider region is fast becoming the main front on the global war against terror.”

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UN Official Calls On Nations To Ramp Up Action Against Terrorism

Posted by Info on 08/09/2010

“We all know that hard power measures alone have failed to stop terrorist attacks or at least have not succeeded,” said Jean-Paul Laborde, who chairs the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) at the General Assembly.

He urged nations to double their efforts to implement all four pillars of the world body’s Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, emphasizing the need to shore up ‘soft’ power measures to combat terrorism.

If just 10 per cent of the investment in hard power was put towards soft power measures, such as fostering education and promoting respect for human rights, “we really can reduce these terrorist threats.”

It is “imperative” that using force to fight terrorism is combined with preventive measures to curb the potential recruitment and training of terrorists, as well as terrorist attacks before they happen.

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