Staunton, April 23 – Yunus-Bek Yevkurov’s repression against Ingush people who are only asking that their constitutional rights be respected has become so bad that it is undermining public trust not only in the federal government but in Vladimir Putin personally, according to an open letter by Nashi Litsa leader Elena Sevryukova to the Kremlin leader.
Sevryukova said that while Moscow media appear to have been ordered not to cover the events in Ingushetia, Ingush activists abroad are raising the issue and spreading information about it through the Internet. The failure of the Russian media to talk about what is happen is a matter of “shame,” she says, and is only raising more questions about what is going on.
The Ingush community of Kazakhstan echoed Sevryukova’s arguments. It condemned Yevkurov for his repressive actions and sharply criticized Vladimir Putin for not doing anything to stop the violation of the constitutional rights of the people. Its leaders called on the Kremlin leader to send a commission to Ingushetia to help ease the crisis (zamanho.com/?p=6722).
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