Chechnya: 'Climate of fear'

  • 2006-03-01
  • From wire reports
MOSCOW - After a rare tour of Russia's North Caucasus region, Louise Arbour, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, said that discussions with locals touched on a "multitude" of human rights issues such as forced migration, torture and the pervasive "climate of fear" that prevails in the region. Arbour began her tour in Ingushetia, where she met local officials and visited a camp for Ingush displaced by a 1992 ethnic conflict in neighboring North Ossetia. She gave measured praise to small signs of improvement in the region. But she said "very serious shortcomings" remain.She...
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