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Online Petition for Novy Aldy Massacre

Submitted by on Sunday, 7 February 2010.    1,436 views No Comment
Online Petition for Novy Aldy Massacre

A group of Russian non-governmental organizations working in collaboration with the St Petersburg branch of the Yabloko political party has started an online petition addressed to Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika in connection with the tenth anniversary of the massacre at the Chechen village of Novy Aldy (New Aldy) on February 5, 2000, widely believed to have been carried out by servicemen from the St Petersburg OMON security police.

In their open letter the authors of the petition draw attention to the fact that although in 2007 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found Russia guilty of serious human rights violations and awarded damages to relatives of some of the people who were killed at Novy Aldy, the Russian authorities’ investigation into the  massacre appears to have stalled, and no one has yet been found accountable for the killing of 82 civilians. The organizers call on the prosecutors to clarify the present status of the Russian investigation.

A list of signatories to the petition can be read here.

If you would like to support this online petition, then you may click this Link. When you view the page, you must fill in these boxes: Фамилия Имя (Your name and surname), E-mail, Город (your city), Род деятельности (your occupation), and Организация (if you are member of an organization, write its name) and click to button. You will receive a confirmation e-mail, you just need to click confirmation link.

Source: Prague Watchdog

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