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     5. About the restoration of the Chechen Independence

To:
Mr. RENÉÉ VAN DER LINDEN
THE PRESIDENT OF THE PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY OF EUROPEAN COUNCIL
Mr. HANS-GERT POETTERING
THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
Mr. MIGUEL ANGEL MORATINOS
THE PRESIDENT OF ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND CO-OPERATION IN EUROPE

Lithuanian Sajudis
Vilnius City Council
APPEAL
LACK OF ANY RIGHTS FOR CHECHENIAN NATION


06 September 2007
Vilnius

     We, the undersigned representatives of Lithuanian organization SĄJŪDIS from Vilnius City, at our meeting celebrated the 16-year anniversary of the restoration of statehood of Chechenian nation that took place on 6 September 1991. Chechenian nation restored its statehood strictly observing the norms of international law, in exclusively peaceful, democratic and legal way.
     Russian authorities ignored the right of Chechenian nation for self-determination as well as the authorities of Chechenia elected in a democratic way; they violated the Peace Treaty signed by and between Russia and Chechenia on 12 May 1997 and try to repeal the independence of Chechenian Republic Ichkeria by very cruel violence.
     The First Article of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (as of 16 December 1966) provides: “Every nation has a right for self-determination. Thanks to the said right, a nation freely establishes its political status and freely ensures its economical, social and cultural development”. Chechenian nation is deprived of this fundamental right.
     In Chechenia, Russia provides power to criminal military structures that really have unlimited power based on self-will and crimes.
     The Constitutional Referendum arranged by Russian occupation forces in the year 2003, the following presidential elections and parliamentary elections in Chechenia were not legitimate, because they provided a model of falsification and imitation of the will of the nation.
     International organizations ignore the legal and historical reasons of the Russian war in Chechenia and they indirectly sanctioned the extermination of Chechenian nation.

The today situation in Chechenia is tragic:
     1. Over 100 thousand Russian military men are dislocated in the country.
     2. The right for life if not guaranteed; the atmosphere of fear predominates.
     3. In Chechenia, both Russian death squadrons and local punitive units act.
     4. Within the period of military actions since 11 December 1994, about 250 thousand persons, including 42 thousand children, were killed in Chechenia, the damage caused to the country amounted to USD 300 billion; about 40 thousand Russian military men were killed as well.
     5. Over 300 thousand persons became refugees.
     6. The economy and infrastructure of the country are completely destroyed.
     7. Towns and settlements of Chechenia are ruined.
     8. The ecological catastrophe takes place in the country.
     9. Over 30 percent of the population is ill with oncological diseases, tuberculosis epidemic blusters; about a half of newborn babies have various abnormalities.
     10. Total rusification takes place. Chechenian language is completely excluded from documentation of all offices and courts. Teaching at all educational institutions, including schools, is held in Russian (with 1 lesson of Chechenian a week at rural schools only); Russian predominates in radio and television; all newspapers, except of one of inconsiderable importance, are published in Russian.
Hereby we ask you to consider and discuss the problem of Chechenia comprehensively and to recognize that law is the most important achievement of the mankind and should be used as a base in the settlement of the Chechenian problem. It is your historian duty.
Respectfully
L.Kerosierius
The Chairman of Lithuanian Sajudis Vilnius City Council
A.Budriunas
The Principal Secretary
For inquiries:
A.Budriunas, Gedimino Ave 1, Tel +370 673 95 837
L.Kerosierius, Tel +370 5 231 81 11
e-mail: leonaske@takas.lt

 

 


  

  

  


 

 

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