MINELRES: Bigotry Monitor: Volume 3, Number 1 (content)
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Volume 3, Number 1
Friday, January 3, 2003
A Weekly Human Rights Newsletter on Antisemitism, Xenophobia, and
Religious Persecution in the Former Communist World and Western Europe
EDITOR: CHARLES FENYVESI
(News and Editorial Policy within the sole discretion of the editor)
Published by UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union
Three new developments have deepened Russia's most serious human rights
- and political - crisis.
1. SUICIDE ATTACK ESCALATES CONFLICT IN CHECHNYA. On December 27, two
trucks filled with explosives rammed into Chechnya's government compound
in Grozny and reduced it to ruins...
2. RUSSIAN COLONEL ACQUITTED IN KILLING CHECHEN WOMAN. The second blow
to prospects of a settlement was the acquittal on December 31 of Col.
Yuri Budanov, who acknowledged strangling in March 2000 a 17-year-old
Chechen woman, Elza Kungayeva. The North Caucasus District Military
Court pronounced him "temporarily insane" at the time of the murder, and
he is to undergo compulsory in-patient psychiatric treatment...
3. RUSSIA SHUTS DOWN OSCE MISSION IN CHECHNYA. Also on December 31, the
Russian government announced the shutdown of the mission in Chechnya of
the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE),
stationed in the northwestern Chechen city of Znamenskoe, thus ending
any permanent international monitoring in the republic. Reports say that
representatives of the 55-nation OSCE, which is devoted to easing
conflicts across Europe and Central Asia, "negotiated intensely" to
renew their mission, which began in mid-2001 and expired on midnight,
December 31, 2002...
RUSSIA'S HUMAN RIGHTHS OMBUDSMAN DECRIES ATTACK ON SYNAGOGUE
SKINHEADS ATTACK JOURNALISTS
MOSCOW COURT ORDERS NEW TRIAL OF EDITOR CHARGED WITH ANTISEMITISM
RUSSIANS KILL TAJIK WORKERS, DEPORTING TAJIKS FOMENTS TERRORISM
ALL IS QUIET ON THE EXTREMISM FRONT IN ALMATY, POLICE CHIEF SAYS
* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK
WARTIME VATICAN FILES TO BE RELEASED STRESS CHURCH OPPOSITION TO RACISM
The Select Release of Documents Will Not Settle Arguments Over Pius
XII's Wartime Role
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