EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russia: Truth of Beslan = Public Investigation Of Tragedy Of Beslan

Posted by Info on 19/11/2010

The sensational statement of the representative of public prosecutor:
“TANKS AND FLAME THROWERS WERE USED DURING STORM”

The main topic of the investigation was the use of heavy weapons – tanks and flame throwers – arose right after the terrorist act in Beslan. Beslan residents were the first to talk about flame throwers, then “Vesti Nedeli” on a Central Russian TV channel reported that special task forces were attacking terrorists with “Shmels”. Then “Novaya Gazeta” managed to find photos of three tubes from flame throwers “Shmel” on the roof of building #37 on Shkolnyi pereulok. This is when a theory was born that the shots from flame throwers caused the fire and the crashing of the roof of the gym onto the wounded, but still living hostages.

During investigation there was a question on the legitimacy of using such a weapon to clear hostages; Beslan residents accused the soldiers and special task forces of killing their relatives. read more about interviews

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