Thursday, April 13, 2017

European Court Of Human Rights: Russia Failed To Protect Beslan Victims

The Guardian: Russia could have done more to prevent Beslan school siege, court finds

European court of human rights says security at school was not increased despite prior warning of attack

Russian authorities failed to take sufficient steps to stop the 2004 Beslan school siege in North Ossetia in which more than 330 people were killed, the European court of human rights has ruled.

The court said Russian authorities had received information that a terror attack was being planned and security at the school was not increased sufficiently.

Chechen militants stormed the school on 1 September 2004, beginning a three-day hostage crisis involving more than 1,100 hostages. The death toll included 184 children.

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WNU Editor: This was regarded at the time as Russia's 9/11 .... and what made it more horrible was that the majority of the victims were young school children. Did a special trip to visit the site a few years after the massacre .... words cannot describe the emotions that one goes through when one walks through the school. As for the ECHR's report .... yes .... Russia botched the rescue mission .... but I understand why .... the authorities were not prepared because no one in his or her right mind would believe that a group of armed men would seize a school and massacre its children. Today .... that innocence and naive thinking is gone.

More News On The European Court Of Human Rights report on the Beslan Massacre

Beslan ruling: Moscow slams ECHR’s claim that more lives could have been saved -- RT
Kremlin castigates ECHR conclusions in Beslan terror case as unacceptable -- TASS
Beslan school siege: Russia 'failed' in 2004 massacre -- BBC
European Court Rules Russia Mishandled Beslan School Siege -- Reuters
Russia failed to protect 330 in 2004 Beslan school siege, court rules -- UPI
'Serious failings' by Russia over Beslan massacre: European court -- AFP
Court: Serious failings in Russian response to Beslan hostage crisis -- CNN
Beslan school siege: European court condemns Russia for role in 2004 massacre -- The Independent
Russia failed to protect 330 in 2004 Beslan school siege, court rules -- UPI
European Court Says Russia Failed To Protect Beslan Victims -- RFE
European Court Faults Russia’s Handling of 2004 Beslan School Siege -- NYT
European court: Russia mishandled Beslan school siege -- Al Jazeera
'Serious Failings' By Russia In Deadly Beslan School Siege, European Court Says -- NPR

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

"European court of human rights says security "

Blah, blah, blah.

I hate people that point out and point out and more pointing out.

Their job is pointing out.

Their job is not to perform with finite resources and imperfect information and then to be judge like everyone else.

The court is a bunch of wankers.