Relatives of the Missing Ingush Civilians Have Lost Their Hope
According to press release of Chechen Committee for National Salvation, the relatives of 192 innocent Ingush civilians who are missing since Ossetian-Ingush conflict* in 1992, have lost their hopes.
The Press Release:
Press Release No: 1717
In the Osettian-Ingush conflict of autumn of 1992, 192 persons are registered as missing. To this day, they are searched by relatives, and also specially created public organization “On Search of the Missing Persons (Po Poisky Bez Vesti Propavshix)”, also the law enforcement bodies search them. But, it turns out, they cannot find them, they were missing like a needle in a haystack.
Tamara Dautovna Borova, the compelled migrant from Terki village of the Prigorodnyy district has told about it to the correspondent of the RPM «ChCNS», which from autumn of 1992 with a family lives in “PCR Ryabinka” (two floor building where the compelled migrants live), located in Karabulak. Her family consists of four persons. Two sons are adult, the elder son Ruslan already married and studies in absentia at a higher educational institution.
Magomed Borov, the husband of Tamara, was missing in the autumn of 1992, when the persons of the Ingush nationality were grasped in hostages in the Prigorodnyy district and in Vladikavkaz. In the morning on October 31, 1992 Magomed went to Vladikavkaz, but he did not come back home. Since then the family knows nothing about him.
The family of Borov through the mountains, as well as many inhabitants of the Prigorodnyy district, has moved to Republic Ingushetia. During first time they hoped that the head of the family is in hostages and will soon return to them. Then many came back, having some days’ or weeks’ stay in special camps. But Magomed to this day has not returned.
All these years Tamara and her children waited and hoped for returning Magomed. At first time she tried to search the husband herself, but without success. Then the above-stated organization for search of the missing people appeared and Tamara turned to this organization. She also turned to law enforcement bodies of Ingushetia. Everywhere answered that they search the missing people, asked to wait and hope. This expectation lasts already 18 years. Tamara and her children have lost hope to find and meet the husband and the father.
It should be noted that from among the missing people, till now nobody is found. Their relatives had an opinion that the Ministry of Internal Affairs, FSB does not search for them at all, but calm people, asserting that they search for them. Already very few people believe that these people are alive, and they ever will come back home.
10 June 2010, Nazran/Ingushetia
The Press Service of the Regional Public Movement “Chechen Committee for National Salvation”
*Conflict between Ossetians and Ingushs goes back to 1944 when after the deportation of the entire Chechen and Ingush people to Central Asia and Siberia by Stalin, the territory of Prigorodny region was given to neighboring North Ossetia. After return of Ingush people, they demands back their historical territories. The Ingush-Ossetian Conflict refers to the inter-ethnic conflict in Prigorodny district of North Ossetia, which started in 1989 and developed into a brief ethnic war in 1992 between local Ingush and Ossetian paramilitary units. According to Helsinki Human Rights Watch, a campaign of ethnic cleansing was orchestrated by Ossetian militants during the events of October and November 1992, resulting in the death of more than 600 Ingush civilians, expulsion of approximately 60.000 Ingush inhabitants from Prigorodny district, and according to official numbers, 192 innocent Ingush civilians are missing.