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(en) [EXTRACTS] No.132. War and Human Rights (February 1, 2000)]

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Date Tue, 8 Feb 2000 08:56:33 -0500

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February 1, 2000 
N 132 
Interregional Human Rights Network Group
Ryazan Memorial Human Rights Society 
subscribe: karta@glasnet.ru


Our work is not politically partisan. Our digest neither duplicates
the Russian federal government's position nor advocates the positions
of Chechen militants. Rather, our purpose is to present as many news
sources as possible so that readers may form their own judgement. We
seek to attract the world's attention to the mass violations of human
rights in the conflict. 


Protest Action against War in Chechnya

As Olga Miryasova of Anarchist Antiwar Movement reported, an action of
protest against the war in Chechnya has been held on January 29 at
Pushkinskaya Square in Moscow. The action was organized by Anarchist
Antiwar Movement, Dikobraz Group, ecological movement Rainbow Keepers,
Localization Program of Socio-Ecological Union supported by human
rights organizations and groups. About 60 people took part in the
action, among them those who got to know about the action from reading
stickers in the subway and decided to join the antiwar campaign. The
action's participators have distributed 500 leaflets and about 100
copies of text with legal analysis of the situation around the Chechen
war. The action's slogans were: "Down with state terrorism in
Chechnya!", "No war!", "Freedom to journalist Babitsky!". The action's
participators proposed the passers-by to train voting with the use of
"new ballot-papers", which had only one name repeated seven times -
"Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich". The ballot-box was a small model
coffin with words "New electoral technologies" scribed on it. Most
passers-by refused to vote with such a ballot-paper.

The next protest action will be held on February 5 at 13:00. The
organizers invite everyone who would like to express his or her
protest against the war to take part. Additional information: 
e-mail: rk@glasnet.ru .


See "War and Human Rights" on the Web: www.hro.org/war 
Information digest prepared by the Interregional Human Rights Network
Group and Ryazan Memorial Human Rights Society 
Edited by Andrey Blinushov 
Technical Editor - Julia Sereda 
Translated by Inese Lukoshiavichene 

With use of information from: Radio Liberty, Radio Echo of Moscow,
Deutsche Welle, BBC, newspapers: Express-Chronicle, Le Monde,
ANP-RUSNET, Web-sites Lenta. ru, Russian DEADLINE, Kavkaz-center,
Gazeta. ru, Inopressa. ru, agencies: Associated Press, Interfax,
ITAR-TASS, Netherlands Press Agency, Agency of Social Information, RIA
Novosti, Reuters, Rosinformcenter, TV companies: NTV, ORT, RTR, CNN,
Amnesty International, Memorial Society, Human Rights Watch, Civic
Cooperation Society, Union of Committees of Soldiers' Mothers,
Glasnost Defense Foundation, own information. 

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