13th Anniversary of Massacre in Novy Aldy
Today is the 13th anniversary of a massacre which was conducted by the Russian soldiers in the settlement of Novy Aldy in Chechnya.
On the morning of February 5, 2000 in the village of Novy Aldy, a suburb of the Chechen capital Grozny, where OMON security police from St. Petersburg, Russia, carried out a “mop-up” operation. Residents of the village say that after the raid they buried 82 corpses, and the Human Rights Center “Memorial” later documented the killing of at least 56 people. No fighters were among those who were shot – all were civilians: old people, women and children. Among the victims, there was a year old baby, a young pregnant women, (before to kill her, the soldiers raped her), and a 80 years old man who were shot down with a gun. At least six women were raped.
“Today when I walk through Grozny I do not see the rebuilt houses or shops, I still see the dead and the faces of those who killed them,” says Elvira Dombaeva, a survivor of the Novy Aldy killings.
Even though there is a European Court of Human Rights decision from 2007, about Russia’s responsible for the death of 13 residents of Novy Aldy, Yet still, no one has been brought to justice. And today, 13 years after the tragic event, any local media under the direction of pro-Moscow regime in the Russian occupied Chechen Republic of Ichkeria isn’t authorized to mention about this tragedy.
You may watch a documentary movie about the massacre by following THIS LINK.