This 54-page report documents a distinct pattern of house burnings by security forces to punish families for the alleged actions of their relatives. In 2008, high-level Chechen officials, including President Ramzan Kadyrov, made public statements stating that the families of insurgents should expect to be punished unless they convinced their relatives to surrender. Insurgents have also been using a variety of violent tactics, including house-burning, against members and supporters of the pro-Moscow Chechen authorities.--Publisher description.
"This report was researched and written by Tanya Lokshina"--Acknowledgments. "July 2009"--P. following t.p.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references.
Also available via the Internet on the Human Rights Watch web site.
KLB4354 .L65 2009
Available in Other Form
Lokshina, T. "What your children do will touch upon you". New York, NY : Human Rights Watch, c2009