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Archive for November 3rd, 2010

Finland: Chechens Accused Clergyman Molari Of Anti-Chechen Terrorism

Posted by Info on 03/11/2010

Human rights activist and chairman of the Finnish Antifascist Committee Johan Backman said that some 20 Chechens assembled near the church in Raasepori led by the owner and editor of the Kavkaz Center website of Chechen separatists Mikael Storsjo.

“They unfolded banners accusing local clergyman Juha Molari of anti-Chechen terrorism and of being a FSB agent and chanted accusations against him. As Molari was conducting a service, he could not call the police but parishioners were shocked and angered by the picket.”

Backman said that Molari is widely known by his criticism of the portal operating in Finland and propagating extremist views..

Thus on September 28 Molari received an e-mail signed by the leader of militants in the North Caucasus Doku Umarov saying: “I advice you to stop your efforts against Kavkaz Center. If you don’t change your mind, we will cut off your head and the heads of all your family members. You are given seven days for consideration.”
Molari appealed to law enforcement bodies to handle the case but the prosecutor’s office declined the plea.

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Чеченцы Угрожали Финскому Священнику

Posted by Info on 03/11/2010

Живущие в Финляндии чеченцы провели пикет у здания церкви в городе Расеборг во время вечерней службы, в ходе которого высказывали угрозы в адрес лютеранского священника Юха Молари.

Cо ссылкой на финского правозащитника, председателя Антифашистского комитета Финляндии Йохана Бекмана, около церкви собралось около 20 чеченцев во главе редактором информационного портала чеченских сепаратистов “Кавказ-Центр” Микаэлем Стуршем.

Чем прогневали чеченцев слова и поступки священника? Об этом в эфире Би-би-си рассказал журналист, политический эксперт по странам Северной Европы Николай Мейнерт.

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Kremlin To Ensure Khodorkovsky Is Not Released Before 2012 Presidential Elections

Posted by Info on 03/11/2010

The Russian businessman oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky was arrested in 2003 on charges of fraud and sentenced to eight years in a Siberian prison colony in 2005. A new trial of Khodorkovsky and his Yukos partner, Platon Lebedev, began in March last year after prosecutors laid fresh charges of stealing oil and shares, and money laundering. A verdict is expected on 15 December. If convicted, the tycoon could spend another six years in jail after his current sentence expires in October 2011.

Political analysts believe the Kremlin wants to ensure Khodorkovsky is not released in the runup to the 2012 presidential elections. The 46-year-old, who has spent most of his confinement so far at a penal colony close to the border with China, has kept up a stream of diatribes against the Russian government via his website and articles in the press.

At the court Khodorkovksy accused president Dmitry Medvedev of leading Russia into stagnation, saying he had dashed hopes the country would become “free from the arbitrary behaviour of officials, free from corruption, free from unfairness and lawlessness”.

Russia’s prime minister, Vladimir Putin claimed he was surprised by the second trial. “But if such a process is going on then it must be required by the law. I’m not in charge of that!”

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