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Archive for October 13th, 2010

Big Day In Chile, 24 Miners Rescued After 69 Days In 700 m Deep Mine

Posted by Info on 13/10/2010

Rescuers work at a rapid pace to bring to the surface the 33 men who have been trapped underground for two months.
Impossible become possible. If Government want to help it helps as it cares about their own citizen.

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Vladikavkaz Blast Suspect Not Charged With / Suspect Is Ex-Policeman

Posted by Info on 13/10/2010

A deadly bomb blast in Vladikavkaz was apparently not a terrorist attack, according to prosecutors who have charged the prime suspect with lesser offences about setting up an illegal gang and possessing weapons.
At a meeting of the National Anti-Terrorist Committee on Oct. 12 it was announced that brains behind the Vladikavkaz market bomb was believed to be Issa Khashagugov, who as a police officer for many years before quitting the force and moving into the construction industry.

However, Khashagugov was arrested in Ingushetia on Sep. 25 and charges have already been filed while he is held in Moscow’s Lefortovo prison. The charge sheet does not mention terrorism. He stands accused of organising an illegal armed group and possessing illegal weapons.

On Sep. 9 a suicide bomber detonated a huge bomb in a car parked outside the entrance to Vladikavkaz’s main market. The explosion killed 19 shoppers and injured more than 200 in one of the worse attacks in the troubled North Caucasus this year.The date also marked the 10th anniversary of the apartment bombings in Moscow which prompted an escalation of Russia’s military action in Chechnya in 2000.

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In Poland : “Memorial” receives Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize

Posted by Info on 13/10/2010

On October 7 in Krakow, the Society “Memorial” was awarded with the Prize named after Sergio Vieira de Mello. The work of human rights defenders in Northern Caucasus was especially noted.

Tatiana Kasatkina, Executive Director of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) “Memorial”, received the Diploma and the Prize in the course of the International Conference “Eastern Europe – Challenge of Modernization”.
According to the Diploma, “the Prize has been awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in advancing the ideas of peaceful coexistence and interaction between societies, religions and cultures.”

An important mission of the “Memorial” is monitoring of human rights in the former Soviet Union and the conflict regions, where “the ‘Memorial’ is gathering, verifying, archiving and then publishing evidences of human rights violations.”

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