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     8. Do not kill

To:
Mr Hans Gert Potterling
Chairman of the European Parliament
Mr Rene van der Lindon
President of the European Council‘s Presidential Assembly
Mr Miguel Angel Moratinos
Chairman of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Mr George Bush
President of the United States of America
Mr Vladimir Putin
President of the Russian Federation
Mr Jalaudi Saralyapov
Chaiman of the Parliament of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeriya

APPEAL
Of the Council of “Sajudis” in Vilnius

THE LORD’S LAW SAYS: “THOU SHALT NOT KILL”

ON THE 13-th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RUSSIAN GENOCIDE IN CHECHENYA

Vilnius 06.12.2007

     Unless the world‘s heads of states and leaders of the most influential international organizations, including the UN, the European Council, the OSCE and NATO, take measures to contain Russia‘s aggression, the leader of the agressors, V. Putin, will be granted a right to continue the extermination of the Chechen people.
     On 11 December 1994, Russia began a military operation against Chechnya, despite having recognized the right of nations to self-determination, which has also been recognized by every country in the UN, and despite the fact that it had signed the International Legal Regulations and other similar documents.
     Russia‘s genocide against an independent country resulted in the deaths of 250 thousand people, among whom 42 thousand were children, and in the complete collapse of the Chechen economy. The damage is assessed as worth approximately 300 billion US dollars. Around 80 percent of the population have been driven from their homes.
     The country is currently suffering from an outbreak of tuberculosis, whose main victims are children and young adults. Around 40 percent of all newborns are born with deformities. A third of the population suffers from different cancers.
Russia has failed to fulfill the PEACE AGREEMENT which was signed on 12 May 1997 by the President of the Russian Federation B. Yeltzin and the President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeriya A. Maskhadov. The military operation has led to the deaths of 40 thousand Russian troops. Currently Russia is conducting large-scale ideological sabotage.
     Chechnya has spent the past 400 years struggling against Russian colonialist expansion. This nation‘s attempts to defend its homeland give an example of courage and self-sacrifice which remains unrapalleled throughout history. On the other hand, Russia is known throughout the world as an empire of evil which has always sought to engage in bloody conflict.
     In order to have a pretext for attacking Chechnya, Russia has staged the explosions of houses on its own territory. On 23 October 2002, the Russian special agencies have employed toxic chemical substances in Nord-Ost, killing around 130 people. Around 40 Chechen rebels were killed, some of them boys and girls aged 14 to 16.

NORD OST

     Even though the Russian special agencies had taken the initiative into their hands, they did not arrest any of the Chechen rebels who were poisoned by the gas. Instead, all of them were killed with a shot to the head. The Russian special agencies needed no witnesses. It is worth remembering here that during WWII, dozens of Russian troops were sometimes sacrificed for each enemy soldier taken prisoner.
     In the beginning of 2004 september around 1000 people, 800 of them children, died during the events in Beslan, and many others went missing. It is the Russian authorities that are to blame for the Beslan tragedy.

BESLAN

 

     Can any of the world‘s politicians, lawyers, barristers or other specialists in the legal sphere find a single law that would justify the murder of children, old people and unborn babies? One by one, the world‘s states have been abolishing the death penalty; Russia itself has also outlawed it. Why is Mr Putin allowed to commit murder?!!
     We demand the granting of independence to the Chechen Republic of Ichkeriya, the withdrawal of Russian troops from Chechnya and the compensation of the material damage done to the country.
Let us ask the Almighty for guidance and benediction.

Chairman of the Council of „Sajudis“ in Vilnius L. Kerosierius
Executive secretary A. Budriunas
Contact persons:
A.Budriunas, Sajudis, Gedimino ave.1, Vilnius, Lithuania, +370 673 95837
L.Kerosierius +370 5 231 81 11 ; e-mail: leonaske@takas.lt

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

 

 

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