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Prosecutor Confirms Abuses in Chechnya

THE WORLD | IN BRIEF / RUSSIA

July 14, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

A Russian prosecutor confirmed some allegations by Chechen residents, saying that at least 10 civilians were injured by troops who went on a rampage during security sweeps of their villages.

"The facts of bodily harm were legally established. There are testimonies, the beatings have been certified by medical experts, and protocols have been composed," said Chechnya's chief civilian prosecutor, Viktor Dakhnov.

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