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January 4, 2012

Suspect arrested in Los Angeles arson rampage case

Suspect arrested in Los Angeles arson rampage case

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In the Los Angeles, US arson spree, where more than 50 attacks occurred in four days, local police arrested a German national Monday. The suspect, reportedly 24-year-old Harry Burkhart, was stopped in the vicinity of West Hollywood due to the appearance of his van, matching a description law enforcement authorities issued earlier.

The city saw numerous arson attacks start on December 30, with 17 vehicles and structures set alight. Many of the incidents took place in driveways and carports. In one case, a former home of The Doors late lead singer Jim Morrison was damaged. Despite increased attention by the police force and residents, eleven of the fires occurred in under two hours up until 2:50am (local time) on Monday.

Law enforcement revealed that, only hours before these fires, the State Department alerted the Los Angeles police (LAPD) about Harry Burkhart, believed to be connected to arson attacks in Germany. Acting on that information, police were searching for a blue Dodge minivan. Just before 3am that morning, reserve sheriff deputy Shervin Lalezary — a real-estate lawyer who volunteers with the LAPD for $1 a year — spotted Burkhart’s vehicle and pulled him over. He later recounted, his approach to the van was covered by other officers. A search of the car produced material that could be used for arson, according to various media reports fire sticks and charcoal briquettes.

Police said the suspect was Harry Burkhart, a German national from Frankfurt, with Chechnyan travel papers. Canadian media reports a minivan, ostensibly his, has licence plates from British Columbia and there is a traffic offence record for a Harry Burkhart in Vancouver. He had been in the US for several years, and lived in an apartment on Sunset Boulevard. In a court hearing concerning his mother’s immigration problems, according to police, Burkhart had ranted against the United States.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck voiced optimism about the case: “I feel very good that we’ve got the right guy. He had the right stuff in his van and I am confident in the arrest.” Officials held a press meeting Monday evening about the developments.



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September 4, 2011

Retired Russian policeman charged in journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s murder

Retired Russian policeman charged in journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s murder

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Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov, a retired Russian Police officer, has been charged for organising the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya by the Investigative Committee of Russia. Pavlyuchenkov is accused of ordering the surveillance of Politkovskaya, supplying the murder weapon and passing on information about her daily routine.

Investigators said Pavlyuchenkov was paid to plan Politkovskaya’s death in July 2006. The Other Russia reports Pavlyuchenkov has admitted to helping organise Politkovskaya’s murder but not as the main organiser. This confession will shorten his prison sentence.

Investigators said they believe Lom-Ali Gaitukayev was the main organiser of the murder. Gaitukayev is currently in prison for attempted murder on charges unrelated to the Politkovskaya case. Investigators have not said whether Gaitukayev will be charged in connection with Politkovskaya’s death and his lawyer has declined comment. Investigators also have not said who may have hired Gaitukayev.

According to The Other Russia, Pavlyuchenkov has named Rustam Makhmudov, Gaitukayev’s nephew, as Politkovskaya’s murderer.



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August 26, 2011

Retired policeman arrested in connection with murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya

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Retired Russian police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov has been detained in Moscow, accused of involvement in Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s death. A former Police Lieutenant Colonel, he has been accused of planning Politkovskaya’s murder, hiring a hitman and supplying them with the weapon that killed her. Pavlyuchenkov was a witness in the murder trial.

Pavlyuchenkov was also a former chief of the fourth division of the Moscow City Police Operational Search Department. He is suspected of hiring someone to kill Politkovskaya while still serving as a Police Officer.

Politkovskaya was killed after returning to her Moscow apartment building from a grocery store on October 7, 2006. She was an investigative journalist, who was critical of the Kremlin and Chechen authorities. Her death received international attention. Her work for Novaya Gazeta, an oppositional newspaper in Russia, won her international awards.

In May, Rustam Makhmudov was arrested as suspected gunman, but later acquitted. His two brothers and a retired police officer were put on trial in 2009 for the murder but were acquitted due to lack of evidence. They were accused of playing a minor role in the murder.

This arrest does not name or address who killed Politkovskaya.



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May 14, 2010

Eight killed in Dagestan, Russia after ambush

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At least eight people have been killed in the Russian province of Dagestan after an ambush by rebels, according to reports.

The incident occurred in the Sergokailinsky district last night about 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Dagestan’s capital Makhachkala, when workers were being dispatched to fix a cell phone tower owned by the “Beeline” (Билайн) telecommunications company. The tower had earlier been damaged by bomb blasts by rebels. When driving up to the tower, the convoy of workers, accompanied by police officers, came under fire.

“According to preliminary information, an attack was made on a car with policemen. Eight people in the vehicle were killed. Other passengers received injuries or concussions,” said a source with the security force of the Sergokalinsky district.

The Dagestan province frequently sees violence, blamed on gangs and separatists supposedly inspired by rebels in neighbouring Chechnya.



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September 26, 2009

Chechnyan president sues Russian activist over murder claim

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The president of Russia’s Chechnya region has launched a libel action against the head of Russian rights group Memorial. Ramzan Kadyrov is seeking ten million rubles (£207,800) from Oleg Orlov who accused him of involvement in the kidnap and murder of another rights activist.

Orlov has told the court he did not mean direct involvement, but “political guilt” when he laid responsibility for Natalya Estemirova’s slaying upon Kadyrov. “I didn’t speak of his involvement, I spoke of his guilt. These are two different things,” Orlov testified.

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—Andrei Krasnenkov, lawyer

Kadyrov did not appear in court but his lawyer, Andrei Krasnenkov, neither called witnesses nor questioned those brought by the defence. Krasnenkov said Orlov’s words were helping destabilize Chechnya and told reporters that “Human rights defenders are miserable people.”

Estemirova had been threatened several times by Kadyrov and had fled Russia previously as a result, sometimes for months. Her death prompted the closure of Memorial’s Chechnyan office. She was, Kadyrov said, “without honour or a sense of shame.” Memorial say they hope the court case, which gets under way on October 6, will reveal new evidence of serious crimes they claim Kadyrov routinely ignores. These include extra-judicial killings, kidnap, torture, and arson attacks.



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April 25, 2009

Russia ends \”counterterrorism operation\” in Chechnya

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The Russian government announced the termination of its “counterterrorism operation” in Chechnya effective April 16. According to the leader of the Russian secret service, Alexander Bortnikov, 20,000 soldiers will leave Chechnya in order to normalise the situation in the autonomous republic of Russia. This happened on behalf of the Russian president Dmitry Medvedev who had already announced a possible withdrawal of the Russian troops at the G20 summit in the beginning of April this year. But some forces, the special forces of Moscow’s ministry of the interior, will still stay in Chechnya.

Human rights activist Lew Ponomarjov welcomed the situation, saying that the counterterrorism situation in Chechnya had been a severe violation of human rights.

Local president Ramzan Kadyrov, son of former Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov who died in a bomb blast in 2004 in Grozny, is satisfied with the situation. He is now expecting more foreign investment and a better economic growth in the area. He declared April 16 as a future holiday in Chechnya. Human rights organisations, on the other hand, accuse him of letting his own militia torture and kill his opponents.

In the meantime, the local president Ramzan Kadyrov has informed the heads of the regional administration about the end of the operation and advised them yesterday to let the former militants return to a peaceful civilian life, Vesti.ru reports. But at the same time he settled that the rule should not apply to those rebels who had become extremists. These people — according to Kadyrov mostly living in the mountains — would not deserve any amnesty and not any public pardon, Kadyrov said.

While there were some reports on a gun battle between Russian and rebels forces in southern Chechnya, Kadyrov said on April 21 that they had checked the reports, but did not believe that anything had changed since last week. He questioned the timing of the reports which had appeared right after the news was spread that the Russian soldiers would leave Chechnya.

Tuesday, the operative headquarters for Chechnya claimed that the Russian special police and troops had already started an “anti-terrorism operation” in the Itum-Kale and Vedeno, two Chechen districts. A spokesman said that they had “received information that Chechen militants were preparing terrorist acts” there. And so they had continued with the operation. Operations in further districts were announced on Friday, according to Voice of America. This too was refuted by President Kadyrov.

RIA Novosti reported Saturday that four Russian soldiers were killed and at least three people injured in a number of shootings and bombings over the course of the past week. The firefights occurred in a Village and at a checkpoint, while the explosions all occurred near a Stadium in the capital of Grozny.

The republic of Chechnya has undergone two separatist wars in the past 15 years. The first one started in 1994 and was ended after about 21 months with the withdrawal of the Russian army. The second one started in October 1999 with the heaviest battles in 2002. Still, there is a conflict between the two parties concerning the independence of the republic from Russia. More than 100,000 people were killed in both wars, which makes about 10 per cent of the population of Chechnya. The announcement of the withdrawal of the Russian forces is seen as an official ending of the second war.



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Russia ends “counterterrorism operation” in Chechnya

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The Russian government announced ending its “counterterrorism operation” in Chechnya effective April 16. According to the leader of the Russian secret service, Alexander Bortnikov, 20,000 soldiers will leave Chechnya in order to normalise the situation in the autonomous republic of Russia. This happened on behalf of the Russian president Dmitry Medvedev who had already announced a possible withdrawal of the Russian troops at the G20 summit in the beginning of April this year. But some forces, the special forces of Moscow’s ministry of the interior, will still stay in Chechnya.

Human rights activist Lew Ponomarjov welcomed the situation, saying that the counterterrorism situation in Chechnya had been a severe violation of human rights.

Local president Ramzan Kadyrov, son of former Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov who died in a bomb blast in 2004 in Grozny, is satisfied with the situation. He is now expecting more foreign investment and a better economic growth in the area. He declared April 16 as a future holiday in Chechnya. Human rights organisations, on the other hand, accuse him of letting his own militia torture and kill his opponents.

In the meantime, the local president Ramzan Kadyrov has informed the heads of the regional administration about the end of the operation and advised them yesterday to let the former militants return to a peaceful civilian life, Vesti.ru reports. But at the same time he settled that the rule should not apply to those rebels who had become extremists. These people — according to Kadyrov mostly living in the mountains — would not deserve any amnesty and not any public pardon, Kadyrov said.

While there were some reports on a gun battle between Russian and rebels forces in southern Chechnya, Kadyrov said on April 21 that they had checked the reports, but did not believe that anything had changed since last week. He questioned the timing of the reports which had appeared right after the news was spread that the Russian soldiers would leave Chechnya. Tuesday, the operative headquarters for Chechnya claimed that the Russian special police and troops had already started an “anti-terrorism operation” in the Itum-Kale and Vedeno, two Chechen districts. A spokesman said that they had “received information that Chechen militants were preparing terrorist acts” there. And so they had continued with the operation yesterday.

The republic of Chechnya has undergone two separatist wars in the past 15 years. The first one started in 1994 and was ended after about 21 months with the withdrawal of the Russian army. The second one started in October 1999 with the heaviest battles in 2002. Still, there is a conflict between the two parties concerning the independence of the republic from Russia. More than 100,000 people were killed in both wars, which makes about 10 per cent of the population of Chechnya. The announcement of the withdrawal of the Russian forces is seen as an official ending of the second war.


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  • “Russia: Chechen president plays down terrorist threat”. RIA Novosti, April 21, 2009
  • James Marson “Russia’s Chechnya Pullout: Compromise Over Victory”. TIME, April 20, 2009
  • “Кадыров намерен вернуть оставшихся боевиков к мирной жизни”. Vesti.ru, April 20, 2009 ((Russian))
  • “Ende des Militäreinsatzes in Tschetschenien: 20.000 russische Soldaten werden abgezogen”. Tagesschau, April 16, 2009 ((German))
  • “Russland beendet Militäreinsatz in Tschetschenien”. AFP, April 16, 2009 ((German))
  • “Russia ends 10 year Chechnya crackdown”. AFP, April 16, 2009
  • Jim Heintz “Russia ends Chechen counterterrorism operation”. AP, April 16, 2009
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Russia ends “counterterrorism operation” in Chechnya

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The Russian government announced the termination of its “counterterrorism operation” in Chechnya effective April 16. According to the leader of the Russian secret service, Alexander Bortnikov, 20,000 soldiers will leave Chechnya in order to normalise the situation in the autonomous republic of Russia. This happened on behalf of the Russian president Dmitry Medvedev who had already announced a possible withdrawal of the Russian troops at the G20 summit in the beginning of April this year. But some forces, the special forces of Moscow’s ministry of the interior, will still stay in Chechnya.

Human rights activist Lew Ponomarjov welcomed the situation, saying that the counterterrorism situation in Chechnya had been a severe violation of human rights.

Local president Ramzan Kadyrov, son of former Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov who died in a bomb blast in 2004 in Grozny, is satisfied with the situation. He is now expecting more foreign investment and a better economic growth in the area. He declared April 16 as a future holiday in Chechnya. Human rights organisations, on the other hand, accuse him of letting his own militia torture and kill his opponents.

In the meantime, the local president Ramzan Kadyrov has informed the heads of the regional administration about the end of the operation and advised them yesterday to let the former militants return to a peaceful civilian life, Vesti.ru reports. But at the same time he settled that the rule should not apply to those rebels who had become extremists. These people — according to Kadyrov mostly living in the mountains — would not deserve any amnesty and not any public pardon, Kadyrov said.

While there were some reports on a gun battle between Russian and rebels forces in southern Chechnya, Kadyrov said on April 21 that they had checked the reports, but did not believe that anything had changed since last week. He questioned the timing of the reports which had appeared right after the news was spread that the Russian soldiers would leave Chechnya. Tuesday, the operative headquarters for Chechnya claimed that the Russian special police and troops had already started an “anti-terrorism operation” in the Itum-Kale and Vedeno, two Chechen districts. A spokesman said that they had “received information that Chechen militants were preparing terrorist acts” there. And so they had continued with the operation yesterday.

The republic of Chechnya has undergone two separatist wars in the past 15 years. The first one started in 1994 and was ended after about 21 months with the withdrawal of the Russian army. The second one started in October 1999 with the heaviest battles in 2002. Still, there is a conflict between the two parties concerning the independence of the republic from Russia. More than 100,000 people were killed in both wars, which makes about 10 per cent of the population of Chechnya. The announcement of the withdrawal of the Russian forces is seen as an official ending of the second war.


Sources

  • “Russia: Chechen president plays down terrorist threat”. RIA Novosti, April 21, 2009
  • James Marson “Russia’s Chechnya Pullout: Compromise Over Victory”. TIME, April 20, 2009
  • “Кадыров намерен вернуть оставшихся боевиков к мирной жизни”. Vesti.ru, April 20, 2009 ((Russian))
  • “Ende des Militäreinsatzes in Tschetschenien: 20.000 russische Soldaten werden abgezogen”. Tagesschau, April 16, 2009 ((German))
  • “Russland beendet Militäreinsatz in Tschetschenien”. AFP, April 16, 2009 ((German))
  • “Russia ends 10 year Chechnya crackdown”. AFP, April 16, 2009
  • Jim Heintz “Russia ends Chechen counterterrorism operation”. AP, April 16, 2009
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Russia ends “counterterrorism operation” in Chechnya

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The Russian government announced the termination of its “counterterrorism operation” in Chechnya effective April 16. According to the leader of the Russian secret service, Alexander Bortnikov, 20,000 soldiers will leave Chechnya in order to normalise the situation in the autonomous republic of Russia. This happened on behalf of the Russian president Dmitry Medvedev who had already announced a possible withdrawal of the Russian troops at the G20 summit in the beginning of April this year. But some forces, the special forces of Moscow’s ministry of the interior, will still stay in Chechnya.

Human rights activist Lew Ponomarjov welcomed the situation, saying that the counterterrorism situation in Chechnya had been a severe violation of human rights.

Local president Ramzan Kadyrov, son of former Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov who died in a bomb blast in 2004 in Grozny, is satisfied with the situation. He is now expecting more foreign investment and a better economic growth in the area. He declared April 16 as a future holiday in Chechnya. Human rights organisations, on the other hand, accuse him of letting his own militia torture and kill his opponents.

In the meantime, the local president Ramzan Kadyrov has informed the heads of the regional administration about the end of the operation and advised them yesterday to let the former militants return to a peaceful civilian life, Vesti.ru reports. But at the same time he settled that the rule should not apply to those rebels who had become extremists. These people — according to Kadyrov mostly living in the mountains — would not deserve any amnesty and not any public pardon, Kadyrov said.

While there were some reports on a gun battle between Russian and rebels forces in southern Chechnya, Kadyrov said on April 21 that they had checked the reports, but did not believe that anything had changed since last week. He questioned the timing of the reports which had appeared right after the news was spread that the Russian soldiers would leave Chechnya.

Tuesday, the operative headquarters for Chechnya claimed that the Russian special police and troops had already started an “anti-terrorism operation” in the Itum-Kale and Vedeno, two Chechen districts. A spokesman said that they had “received information that Chechen militants were preparing terrorist acts” there. And so they had continued with the operation. Operations in further districts were announced on Friday, according to Voice of America. This too was refuted by President Kadyrov.

RIA Novosti reported Saturday that four Russian soldiers were killed and at least three people injured in a number of shootings and bombings over the course of the past week. The firefights occured in a Village and at a checkpoint, while the explosions all occured near a Stadium in the capital of Grozny.

The republic of Chechnya has undergone two separatist wars in the past 15 years. The first one started in 1994 and was ended after about 21 months with the withdrawal of the Russian army. The second one started in October 1999 with the heaviest battles in 2002. Still, there is a conflict between the two parties concerning the independence of the republic from Russia. More than 100,000 people were killed in both wars, which makes about 10 per cent of the population of Chechnya. The announcement of the withdrawal of the Russian forces is seen as an official ending of the second war.


Sources

  • “Russia: Chechen president plays down terrorist threat”. RIA Novosti, April 21, 2009
  • James Marson “Russia’s Chechnya Pullout: Compromise Over Victory”. TIME, April 20, 2009
  • “Кадыров намерен вернуть оставшихся боевиков к мирной жизни”. Vesti.ru, April 20, 2009 ((Russian))
  • “Ende des Militäreinsatzes in Tschetschenien: 20.000 russische Soldaten werden abgezogen”. Tagesschau, April 16, 2009 ((German))
  • “Russland beendet Militäreinsatz in Tschetschenien”. AFP, April 16, 2009 ((German))
  • “Russia ends 10 year Chechnya crackdown”. AFP, April 16, 2009
  • Jim Heintz “Russia ends Chechen counterterrorism operation”. AP, April 16, 2009
  • Peter Fedynsky “Russia Reports Renewed Anti-Terror Operations in Chechnya”. Voice of America, April 24, 2009
  • “Three injured in Chechen blasts, one soldier shot dead”. RIA Novosti, April 25, 2009
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The Russian government announced the termination of its “counterterrorism operation” in Chechnya effective April 16. According to the leader of the Russian secret service, Alexander Bortnikov, 20,000 soldiers will leave Chechnya in order to normalise the situation in the autonomous republic of Russia. This happened on behalf of the Russian president Dmitry Medvedev who had already announced a possible withdrawal of the Russian troops at the G20 summit in the beginning of April this year. But some forces, the special forces of Moscow’s ministry of the interior, will still stay in Chechnya.

Human rights activist Lew Ponomarjov welcomed the situation, saying that the counterterrorism situation in Chechnya had been a severe violation of human rights.

Local president Ramzan Kadyrov, son of former Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov who died in a bomb blast in 2004 in Grozny, is satisfied with the situation. He is now expecting more foreign investment and a better economic growth in the area. He declared April 16 as a future holiday in Chechnya. Human rights organisations, on the other hand, accuse him of letting his own militia torture and kill his opponents.

In the meantime, the local president Ramzan Kadyrov has informed the heads of the regional administration about the end of the operation and advised them yesterday to let the former militants return to a peaceful civilian life, Vesti.ru reports. But at the same time he settled that the rule should not apply to those rebels who had become extremists. These people — according to Kadyrov mostly living in the mountains — would not deserve any amnesty and not any public pardon, Kadyrov said.

While there were some reports on a gun battle between Russian and rebels forces in southern Chechnya, Kadyrov said on April 21 that they had checked the reports, but did not believe that anything had changed since last week. He questioned the timing of the reports which had appeared right after the news was spread that the Russian soldiers would leave Chechnya.

Tuesday, the operative headquarters for Chechnya claimed that the Russian special police and troops had already started an “anti-terrorism operation” in the Itum-Kale and Vedeno, two Chechen districts. A spokesman said that they had “received information that Chechen militants were preparing terrorist acts” there. And so they had continued with the operation. Operations in further districts were announced on Friday, according to Voice of America. This too was refuted by President Kadyrov.

RIA Novosti reported Saturday that four Russian soldiers were killed and at least three people injured in a number of shootings and bombings over the course of the past week. The firefights occured in a Village and at a checkpoint, while the explosions all occured near a Stadium in the capital of Grozny.

The republic of Chechnya has undergone two separatist wars in the past 15 years. The first one started in 1994 and was ended after about 21 months with the withdrawal of the Russian army. The second one started in October 1999 with the heaviest battles in 2002. Still, there is a conflict between the two parties concerning the independence of the republic from Russia. More than 100,000 people were killed in both wars, which makes about 10 per cent of the population of Chechnya. The announcement of the withdrawal of the Russian forces is seen as an official ending of the second war.


Sources

  • “Russia: Chechen president plays down terrorist threat”. RIA Novosti, April 21, 2009
  • James Marson “Russia’s Chechnya Pullout: Compromise Over Victory”. TIME, April 20, 2009
  • “Кадыров намерен вернуть оставшихся боевиков к мирной жизни”. Vesti.ru, April 20, 2009 ((Russian))
  • “Ende des Militäreinsatzes in Tschetschenien: 20.000 russische Soldaten werden abgezogen”. Tagesschau, April 16, 2009 ((German))
  • “Russland beendet Militäreinsatz in Tschetschenien”. AFP, April 16, 2009 ((German))
  • “Russia ends 10 year Chechnya crackdown”. AFP, April 16, 2009
  • Jim Heintz “Russia ends Chechen counterterrorism operation”. AP, April 16, 2009
  • Peter Fedynsky “Russia Reports Renewed Anti-Terror Operations in Chechnya”. Voice of America, April 24, 2009
  • “Three injured in Chechen blasts, one soldier shot dead”. RIA Novosti, April 25, 2009


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