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Israel abducts more than 150 Palestinians in 2 days

February 13, 2010
The Palestinian Telegraph, Saturday, 13 February 2010
by PT Editor Mohammed Said El-Nadi
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West Bank, 13 February, 2010 (Pal Telegraph)- The Palestinian Ministry of Detainee Affairs said that the occupation authorities have stepped up recently abductions of Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, where more than 150 residents were abducted during the past two days.

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From beyond the grave: A searing indictment of Putin’s protegé

July 17, 2009

A report by Natalya Estemirova, the Russian activist murdered in Chechnya as she investigated human rights abuses

The Independent/UK, July 17, 2009

President Ramzan Kadyrov displaying his shooting skills
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President Ramzan Kadyrov displaying his shooting skills

The abductions in Chechnya started nearly a decade ago. In 2000, Russian forces took control of practically the entire territory of the republic, and started extensive mop-up operations in villages.

Thousands of murders and abductions took place; these operations were declared to be an efficient method in the fight against rebels. In reality, however, the troops and police were looting the houses of unprotected civilians, at times taking away everything from them, from cars and furniture to shampoos and female underwear.

Most horrifically of all, women were raped in front of their male relatives, and all the men were detained, from teenagers to old men: they were either cruelly beaten, or released for ransom, or else they disappeared forever.

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