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Dagestan in May 2012, Terroristic Attacks and Special Operations: Logic of Escalation of the Confrontation

posted 30 May 2012, 14:07 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 30 May 2012, 14:10 ]
30 May 2012

Memorial Human Rights Center

On May 25, 2012, the Independent Press Center held a press conference, "Who breaks the peace process in Dagestan?". This press conference was conceived long before the tragic events in Makhachkala, before the terroristic act on 3 May and special operation on 18 May. In Dagestan, abductions and enforced disappearances continued up to these events - but after the attack, the situation has deteriorated seriously. Only during the first two weeks of May in the country ten people have been abducted. According to witnesses, all of the kidnappers were dressed in camouflage and masks and carrying automatic weapons. The location of some kidnapped is known - they are held in police departments. [Read more]