From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 10/31/2007 6:16 AM
Source: Amnesty International (AI)
Date: 24 Oct 2007
Russian Federation: Do not repeat mistakes made in Chechnya
The Russian and Ingush authorities must not repeat mistakes made in Chechnya, Amnesty International warned, as an increasing number of enforced disappearances, abductions and other human rights violations mark the rapidly deteriorating situation in Ingushetia, Chechnya's neighbour in the Russian Federation.
"When dealing with the volatile situation in Ingushetia, the Russian authorities must act in line with the law, in particular by ensuring that all detentions are carried out in accordance with Russian law and international human rights standards," said Nicola Duckworth, Director of Amnesty International's Europe and Central Asia Programme.
On the eve of the forthcoming European Union-Russia summit in Portugal on 26 October, Amnesty International urges the Russian Federation to abide by international standards it has signed up to. Russian and Ingush authorities must ensure that all actions ...>> full