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EU Granted £3.5 million to Glamorous Daughter of Uzbek Dictator Karimov

Posted by Info on 02/06/2011

The European Commission has come under fire for awarding a £3.5 million grant to a charity controlled by Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, the daughter of Uzbekistan’s strongman president.

The grant scheme is one of three development projects the commission approved for Uzbekistan last December. The funding, which could add up to more than £10 million, will come out of the EU’s general budget.
Mrs Karimova-Tillyaeva, 32, and her equally glamorous millionaire elder sister Gulnara, launched a stable of pseudo-charities following a crackdown on non-governmental organisations after the “colour revolutions” of the early 2000s. One of the charities, Fund Forum, invited the singer Sting to play in Tashkent in 2009.

Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, Mr Karimov’s youngest daughter, has launched a libel suit against Rue89, a French news website which is focused on the claim that Ms Karimova-Tillyaeva paid Monica Bellucci, the Italian actress, £165,000 to attend a glitzy Paris function.
In a separate clause it also challenges the description of her as a dictator’s daughter” as defamation.
“In this article, Rue 89 painted a poor picture of Lola Karimova, accusing her of whitewashing her country’s reputation by paying celebrities to come to parties that she organised,” the suit read.

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Россия: Медведев Oбнадежил “Матерей Беслана”

Posted by Info on 02/06/2011

1 июня в Москве прошла встреча членов Ассоциации жертв террористических актов “Матери Беслана” Сусанны Дудиевой и Эльвиры Туаевой с президентом РФ Дмитрием Медведевым.

На ней были обсуждены вопросы расследования теракта в Беслане в сентябре 2004 года, социальной помощи потерпевшим в результате него, а также активистки “Матерей Беслана” предложили свои рекомендации по борьбе с терроризмом.

Президент заверил, что после встречи он внимательно изучит документы по бесланскому делy. Часть документов президенту направят “Матери Беслана”. Потерпевшие в теракте передали Дмитрию Медведеву обращение от организации “Матери Беслана”.
Пострадавшие в бесланской трагедии настаивают на принятии закона о статусе жертв террористических актов и оказанию социальной помощи потерпевшим.

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Russia: Medvedev Reconsider Investigation on Terror Act in Beslan School in 2004

Posted by Info on 02/06/2011

“No administrative or legal measures have been taken” after the deadly terror act in Beslan in September 2004, President Dmitry Medvedev acknowledged during a meeting with representatives of the Mothers of Beslan Committee in Moscow. Mothers of Beslan was set up in February 2005 and brings together mothers and other relatives of those killed and injured during the three-day siege in the North Ossetian town.
There were main issues on the agenda :
1) an objective investigation of the school siege which left 330 dead, including 186 children, and more than 800 injured,
2) social adaptation of its victims
3) preparing a law on the status of terror acts victims

Medeved believes that it is necessary to reconsider investigation materials attentively and that it can settle a number of issues. The investigation into the Beslan siege is still underway but there has not been much progress in it. Investigators have initiated no criminal or administrative cases, except for the trial of the Chechen militant Nurpashi Kulaev, the only surviving participant of the terror attack, and two local police officials, who were later granted amnesty.

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