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Chechen Rebels Slam U.N. Refusal to Condemn Russia

Chechnya’s fugitive separatists said on Friday that countries backing a top U.N. human rights body’s refusal to condemn suspected abuses by Russian forces were “participants in genocide.” The Commission for Human Rights on Thursday voted heavily against a resolution which would have put Russia in the dock over disappearances, torture and summary executions in Chechnya, where rebels have fought Moscow’s rule for a decade. “All the countries that voted against the resolution condemning the many years of Russian brutality in Chechnya are direct participants in genocide of an incredible size,” a senior rebel Akhmed Zakayev said in a statement. Full Story

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