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October 26, 2000 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian forces routinely and illegally imprison, beat and torture civilians in the rebel republic of Chechnya, and the Russian government has made no concerted effort to investigate or prosecute the abuses, a human rights group said in a report released today.
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October 26, 2000 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian forces routinely and illegally imprison, beat and torture civilians in the rebel republic of Chechnya, and the Russian government has made no concerted effort to investigate or prosecute the abuses, a human rights group said in a report released today.
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December 17, 1996 | From Reuters
Chechnya's separatist leaders, anxious to keep the region's delicate peace process on track, took steps Monday to force a radical field commander to release 21 Russian soldiers he was holding captive. The Interfax news agency said Salman Raduyev, whose men seized the troops Saturday, had dropped all conditions for their release at a meeting with negotiators from the Dagestan region, which borders Chechnya.
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October 25, 2000 | MAYERBEK NUNAYEV and MAURA REYNOLDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Salman Batashev was in a pasture tending his herd when the Russian soldiers came, tied a black scarf over his eyes and took him away. They didn't say much, the 31-year-old recalls. They didn't even ask if he supported the Chechen rebels. Instead, they asked how many cattle his family owned, what kind of house they had, how well they lived. They drove him around for half an hour, then took off the blindfold and threw him into a deep earthen pit. Four men were there already.
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October 25, 2000 | MAYERBEK NUNAYEV and MAURA REYNOLDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Salman Batashev was in a pasture tending his herd when the Russian soldiers came, tied a black scarf over his eyes and took him away. They didn't say much, the 31-year-old recalls. They didn't even ask if he supported the Chechen rebels. Instead, they asked how many cattle his family owned, what kind of house they had, how well they lived. They drove him around for half an hour, then took off the blindfold and threw him into a deep earthen pit. Four men were there already.
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December 16, 1996 | From Associated Press
The seizure of 22 Russian soldiers by armed Chechens could impede the withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya, a senior military commander said Sunday. About 40 Chechens captured the troops Saturday at a Russian guard post in neighboring Dagestan after they were forbidden to cross the border with their weapons, Russian news agencies reported. The soldiers, who had been deployed to guard the border with the republic, were then taken to Chechnya, the news agencies said. Gen.
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December 17, 1996 | From Reuters
Chechnya's separatist leaders, anxious to keep the region's delicate peace process on track, took steps Monday to force a radical field commander to release 21 Russian soldiers he was holding captive. The Interfax news agency said Salman Raduyev, whose men seized the troops Saturday, had dropped all conditions for their release at a meeting with negotiators from the Dagestan region, which borders Chechnya.
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December 16, 1996 | From Associated Press
The seizure of 22 Russian soldiers by armed Chechens could impede the withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya, a senior military commander said Sunday. About 40 Chechens captured the troops Saturday at a Russian guard post in neighboring Dagestan after they were forbidden to cross the border with their weapons, Russian news agencies reported. The soldiers, who had been deployed to guard the border with the republic, were then taken to Chechnya, the news agencies said. Gen.
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