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Archive for April 17th, 2011

Russia: Threats To Human Rights Activist Inara Gabaraeva from South Osetia

Posted by Info on 17/04/2011

Three persons, allegedly from the Ministry of Defense, came to Gabaraeva’s home on April, 14, at about 17 or 18 o’clock.

“They insisted on stopping her activities for they had allegedly received information that Inara was spreading rumours over the republic that the ruling system was going to change soon and they would have a better life with Georgia, In reply to her demand to introduce themselves they first refused, then one of them called himself Alan Sanakoev and said that they all worked at the Ministry of Defense. Inara recognized another man, Timur Gasseev”.

The SMS message runs that Gabaraeva was fearing for her and her family’s lives, she had a sick mother and an under age daughter.

Reports from local residents are posted in a special section of the “Caucasian Knot’s” forum 24 hours day and night and 7 days a week. One can send a message to phone number 8-903-767-60-60 or fill a form at

The Committee of Victims of fire headed by Gabaraeva unites activists from all over South Osetia. They are citizens who remained homeless as a result of the war of 2008 and decided to associate for protection of their legal rights and interests.

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Belarus: People Who Didn’t Prevent Minsk Metro Blast Arrested

Posted by Info on 17/04/2011

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that during the investigation into the Minsk metro bombing people, because of whose negligence the explosion was not prevented, were arrested.

Lukashenko: They were detained. I instructed to interrogate them as criminals. How a person with a huge bag of 20 kilograms, carrying an explosive, passes by the police, by employees of the metro?”
“We arrested a lot of people who were under suspicion, demanded an alibi for all, interrogated everyone,” Lukashenko said. “We detained a lot of people for questioning for involvement in this explosion, and then apologized and released [those innocent].”

Belarusian authorities said on Thursday that a total of five suspects have been arrested following a blast that tore through a crowded subway station in the capital Minsk.
Lukashenko said he has no doubt ( even without trial!) that those detained were the real crime committers.

At least 13 people were killed and over 190 injured after a bomb went off at the Oktyabrskaya metro station, one of the city’s busiest, at rush hour on Monday evening.

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