Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russian Lawmakers To State Position On Fighting Terror

Posted by Info on 13/05/2011

The Russian parliament intends to adopt a special statement on counteracting terrorism and extremism. At present, the house committee on security is reviewing two drafts of the document.

The committee is expected to decide at its next meeting, which version of the statement will be put up for consideration.
Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev warned that there remained the danger of high-profile terrorist attacks in the North Caucasus:Their attacks will be aimed at disrupting the operation of law-enforcement bodies and local government bodies. The terrorist attacks will specifically target government officials and police personnel.”
Recently, militants have opted for the tactic of individual terror, aimed against the police officials who handle the elimination of criminal underworld. They are also targeted at heads of local self-government bodies and public and religious figures who are outspoken critics of terrorism and extremism.
The Interior Ministry and the Federal Security Service, in close cooperation with and under the guidance of the National Antiterrorist Committee had carried out a number of special operations to destroy militants and their accomplices.As a result, several people were killed, including senior militants in the North Caucasus.

Is it not obvious that those repetitive operation to “elimination” fighters have little to do with solving the situation and indeed eliminating fighters and number of terrorist attacks? What about to change strategy?

There have been 115 terrorism-related crimes and 24 armed clashes in regions of the North Caucasus since the beginning of this year 2011.


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