Occupiers Planning to Eliminate 1600 Residents of Ingushetia
The dissident Ingush website Ingushetiyaru.org has reported that in early October 2010, Ingush citizens held a meeting in the village of Pliyevo on behalf of the leadership in Ingushetia and discussed the political situation in the republic.
Officially, the gathering was convened “to discuss the political situation in the republic and in particular, the situation in the village of Pliyevo”.
Speaking at the gathering, a deputy head of the administration from the Nazran district said he had been authorized to inform the residents of Pliyevo that a list of 1600 people “suspected” of belonging to the mujahedeen and subject to elimination had been compiled.
The Ingushetian official also said that “all citizens who have ties or contacts with them” and even those who just greet them would be declared outlaws (in other words, they will be killed). Everyone is obliged to inform Russian forces and local police about the people included in the list.
The puppet official refused to disclose the names in the list, stating that he was only fulfilling his task and “informing under the instructions of the leadership”.
The website indicates that recent events in Ingushetia – explosions, assassinations, kidnappings of dozens of people – confirm the existence of such a list.
People are very disturbed by the statement of Ingush authorities’ regarding the hit list. Residents of Ingushetia fear for themselves as well as their relatives and friends in anticipation of new killings and reprisals.
The website demands that the authorities of Ingushetia publish the “hit list”.
*Text was translated by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco