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And another one bites the dust

Award-winning human rights campaigner murdered in Chechnya

 

Natalia Estemirova found shot dead after being abducted outside her home

 

Human rights activists expressed outrage at her murder, reminiscent of the killing of Anna Politkovskaya, the journalist, writer, and bitter Kremlin critic shot dead outside her Moscow apartment in 2006.

Estemirova, 50, was a close friend of Politkovskaya's. The two had collaborated on numerous investigations into human rights abuses in Chechnya. Both were scathing opponents of Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya's pro-Kremlin president.

"Natasha was at the forefront of some of the most intense human rights investigations in Chechnya," said Allison Gill, director of Human Rights Watch in Russia. "She was targeted because of her work. I have no doubt her killing was to silence her. One of the most amazing things about Natasha is that she never stopped doing what she was doing. She never checked herself. She was highly public in her calls for accountability.

"I think the human rights situation is in crisis in Russia," she added. "We have a deathly silence from the authorities whenever activists, lawyers or journalists are murdered. Not a single person is brought to justice."

Estemirova was the Chechnya-based head of Memorial, Russia's oldest human rights group.

Operating out of a small office in Grozny, she doggedly pursued stories of human rights abuses in the face of official intimidation and hostility.

She recently collaborated on two damning reports into punitive house burnings and extra-judicial killings in Chechnya, allegedly carried out by Kadyrov's forces. The reports documented how on 2 July his troops allegedly shot 20-year-old Madina Yunusova and her husband near Grozny.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/15/chechnya-natalia-estemirova-...

NorthReport

Hey Kadyrov, who benefitted from her death?

 

Chechen president faces court fight on murder claim

Human rights group refuses to back down over claim that activist was killed with official backing

 

Estemirova, 50, was abducted last Wednesday from her home in Chechnya's capital, Grozny. Her body was discovered in the neighbouring republic of Ingushetia. She had been shot in the head and chest.

Estemirova worked for Memorial in Grozny for nearly a decade and documented extrajudicial killings, disappearances and numerous other human rights abuses in the Muslim republic under Kadyrov's rule. She was a close friend of Anna Politkovskaya, the journalist who was shot dead in Moscow in October 2006.

Speaking after Estemirova's killing, Orlov took the rare step of alleging that Kadyrov was her murderer. "We know who is responsible. We know what position he occupies. His job is Chechen president," Orlov told a press conference in Moscow. He said Kadyrov had threatened Estemirova last year and aides had warned her to stop her human rights work or face the consequences.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/19/ramzan-kadyrov-chechnya-orlo...

NorthReport

Human rights group pulls out of Chechnya

 

 

Activist's murder highlights the chaos, corruption and crime infesting Russia's North Caucasus region

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/human-rights-group-pulls-...

Fidel

[url=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-04/01/c_13233431.htm]Ch... rebel group claims responsibility for Moscow metro bombings[/url]

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The claim was made through an online video clip, in which Doku Khamatovich Umarov said Monday's twin suicide attacks was revenge for the killing of civilians by Russian security forces.

Umarov, former underground president of the unrecognized Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, is now self-proclaimed emir of the Russian North Caucasus.

The rebel leader is wanted by the Russian security forces for alleged crimes of terrorism, kidnapping, murder and treason.

[url=http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2010/02/russian_police_kill.php]R... police kill al Qaeda's co-founder in the Caucasus[/url] February 2010

It sounds like Al-CIA'da and supplied by the Pakistani ISI are on the offensive in the Caucasus and now terrorizing Moscow. Extreme ways are back again.

NorthReport

 
This violence is staggering.

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Chechen curse must be lifted

Deadly attacks enrage the Kremlin and perfectly illustrate why Russia needs to end long, bloody conflict with nemesis

http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/eric_margolis/2010/04/01/13442306.html[/quote]

Fidel

[url=http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO109C.html]Who is Osama bin Laden?[/url] Michel Chossudovsky

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Concluding Remarks

Since the Cold War era, Washington has consciously supported Osama bin Laden, while at same time placing him on the FBI's "most wanted list" as the World's foremost terrorist.

While the Mujahideen are busy fighting America's war in the Balkans and the former Soviet Union, the FBI --operating as a US based Police Force- is waging a domestic war against terrorism, operating in some respects independently of the CIA which has --since the Soviet-Afghan war-- supported international terrorism through its covert operations.

In a cruel irony, while the Islamic jihad --featured by the Bush Adminstration as "a threat to America"-- is blamed for the terrorist assaults on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, these same Islamic organisations constitute a key instrument of US military-intelligence operations in the Balkans and the former Soviet Union.

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, the truth must prevail to prevent the Bush Adminstration together with its NATO partners from embarking upon a military adventure which threatens the future of humanity.

[url=http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=18019]US-NATO versus Russia: Towards a Regional War in the Caucasus?[/url] 2009

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Violence continues to plague Chechnya as well. Russian forces have fought two wars against separatists in Chechnya since 1994, leaving more than 100,000 dead and the region in ruins, inspiring terrorist attacks throughout the region. Five Russian soliders and as many rebels were killed there at the beginning of February. According to the Long War Journal, in February, Russia’s Federal Security Bureau (FSB) killed a key Al-Qaeda fighter based in Chechnya, Mokhmad Shabban, an Egyptian known as Saif Islam (Sword of Islam), the mastermind behind the 6 January suicide bombing that killed seven Russian policemen in Dagestan’s capital Makhachkala. He was wanted for attacks against infrastructure and Russian soldiers throughout Chechnya and neighbouring republics.

Since the early 1990s, militants such as Shabban have operated from camps in Georgia's Pansiki Gorge, and used the region as a safe haven to launch attack inside Chechnya and the greater Caucasus. The FSB said Shabban “masterminded acts of sabotage to blast railway tracks, transmission lines, and gas and oil pipelines at instructions by Georgian secret services."

This is impossible to prove, but Georgia was the only state to recognise the Republic of Ichkeria when Chechens unilaterally declared independence in 1991 and his widow Alla has a talk show on First Caucasus TV, a station located in Georgia and beamed into Chechnya. Interestingly, from 2002-2007, more than 200 US Special Forces troops were training Georgian troops in Pansiki, though neither the Americans nor the Georigans were able to end the attacks on Russia.

[url=http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php/%3Chttp://www.globalresearch.ca/i... special services involved in getting terrorists into Chechnya -FSB director[/url] 2009

The Gladio gang are still in business and working with Al-CIA'da and other terrorist groups trained by the Pakistani ISI with CIA and Saudi funding.

Fidel

Questions:

1. Have the US-led NATO gang ever committed acts of false flag terror?

2. Have the Russians ever committed false flag terror in order to restart a war for control of resources in the Caucasus?

 I think Eric Margolis would be quick to answer yes to number two.

World opinion was behind Chechens in the early years of war against the Russians. But since Chechens began accepting outside help from "Al-Qa'eda" and "other groups", the Saudis and even the US have been unwilling to publicly condemn the Russians in their war on terror in the Caucasus, while at the same time, western money continues to fund terrorism in Central Asia and Caucasus. It's turned into a covert war of hypocrisy.

Papal Bull

The FSB didn't use false flag terrorism? What about the Moscow apartment bombings that set off Putin's dirty war?

Fidel

I'm not suggesting the Russians are innocent of false flag. Is false flag common to just NATO countries? Probably not. NATO only wrote the book on gladio terror during the cold war era is all.