“Memorial” supports the dismissal of the Head of Interior Ministry of Kabardino-Balkaria

MOSCOW, 21 March, Caucasus Times. Human rights center “Memorial” is considering the dismissal of the Interior Minister of Kabardino-Balkaria Lieutenant General Khachim Shogenov as a step in the right direction.

Earlier “Memorial” claimed that in the course of the fight “against extremism and terrorism” law enforcement agencies of Kabardino-Balkaria, in the first place republican Interior Ministry, resorted to wide scale repressions against wide cirle of Muslim believers, which escalated the violance in the republic. “Khachim Shogenov personally bears a great deal of responsibility for that”, – press release of “Memorial” Center is indicating.

“Memorial” Center expressed its hope that newly appointed Interior Minister of Kabardino-Balkaria Yurii Tomchak will be able to put the actions of the republican militia into the legal framework.

Islam Tekushev, Caucasus Times, Prague

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