Day: March 9, 2009

The mop-up of Europe

Disturbing news of the arrest by masked Lithuanian security police of Khadijat Gatayeva and her husband in Kaunas, Lithuania. Khadijat Gatayeva is well known for her work in helping orphans of the war in Chechnya. 

Meanwhile, the state-sponsored killings and attempted killings of Chechen dissidents in Europe continue. Anzor Maskhadov, son of the murdered and legitimately elected former Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov, has sent a letter (in Russian and my English tr.) to Prague Watchdog on the subject of this growing harassment which, as in the case of Lithuania, appears to have the support of some European security forces.

Also at Prague Watchdog, Chechen exile community leader Magomed Ocherhadji talks about “the mop-up of Europe”.