Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Some of the next

Who will be the next? I asked about three weeks ago.

Well, one week after the murder of Natalya Estemirova, the body of Andrei Kulagin was found in Karelia.

Another week later on Spiegel international online one could read (more) about The Triumph of Fear in Russia;

And there might have been some more 'the next', of which we will probably not come to know.

Today, in Dagestan's capital, Makhachkala, another journalist - Malik Akhmedilov - was shot in his car; and in Chechnya's capital, Grozny, one day after they had been kidnapped Zarema Sadulayeva and her husband, Umar Dzhabrailov, have been found in a car's boot - with gunshot wounds to their heads and chests.

Zarema Sadulayeva headed Save the Generation, a group that for several years worked with Unicef and Western [and Russian*] aid organisations to provide prosthetic limbs, surgical operations and counseling for victims of the terror in Chechnya.

Rights groups such as Memorial blame the forces of the Chechen president, Ramzan Kadyrov, for abductions, killings and torture.

So do I, adding but two names: Medvedev and Putin.

And I am tired to ask Who will be the next? ...

The peace of the night.

* somehow, to mention this in most Western media would simply be forgotten ...


  1. JUst read about this in the Indy. Kadyrov and vermin like him don't act without at least the complicity of their puppet masters.

  2. Jams,

    But ... ah ... and our so-called representantives (and thus we) behave like puppets of the gas-masters.
    I hear them - perhaps even publicly - say: bla bla bla ... but one has to set priorities.


  3. And those voices will not be shut...
    and new heroes will rise...
    and tyrants will jail and kill...
    until the world awake and scream

    Our heavy, cowardly silence is filled with the overflowing blood of those martyrs.

  4. Claudia,
    is it likely the (!) world will awake and scream?
    Hm! And thus it will probably go on and on ...
    Nevertheless: Let's "scream":