As it became known, occupants have captured and keep as hostages Umarov Ruslan Hamadovich (born in 1962), Umarov Zaurbek Lechaevich (the year of birth is unknown), and Ataev Roman Ibragimovich (born in 1967). Umarov Ruslan is a brother of the Chechen commander Dokku Umarov, was captured by occupants on the 24 th of February this year; Umarov Zaurbek, his cousin, was detained in 2003; and Ataev Roman, a relative of the Umarov's, was detained in Ingushetia on the 28 th of 2004, however to the inquiry of the relatives about his destiny there are answers, that he was “searched by the Federal Investigation since the 4 th of November of the same year, as a person, evading the investigation”. It is known about Ruslan Umarov that he is in the military base of occupants in Hankala, who subject him to the most severe tortures; the destiny of Zaurbek Umarov and Roman Ataev is unknown.
Occupants carry out analogical detentions of the relatives of the Chechen politicians and militaries in order to force them to stop the struggle for a long time and in the greatest scales. It is enough to remind that in the beginning of December, 2004, occupants with hands of the national-traitors captured at once 8 relatives of President Aslan Mashadov (Shahid, insha Allah). This case, due to the efforts of the Russian and Western legal experts, became wide-known in the world mass media; however there was no influence from the “International Community” on the criminal Russian authority, and relatives of the Chechen President were not released even after his death. They were not released despite of the fact, that majority of them were old women and aged people, who had not taken any part in the Resistance.
Thus, the only “factor of blame” of the people, taken hostages, subjected to tortures and killed in understanding of the Russian occupants consists in relations with those, who resists to the atrocities of the invaders against the peace population of the Chechen Republic. Realizing, that despite of informational isolation of the genocide in the Chechen Republic , some of such facts become wide-known, the Public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation Ustinov tried to give legitimacy to the practice of “taking hostages”. Because of the indignant reaction of the West the State Duma of the Russian Federation did not approve Ustinov's law on “counter-capture of hostages”, though the West does not disagree against the crimes of the Russian soldiery and special services, it only asks Russia to capture, to torture, and to kill Chechens without superfluous publicity. Otherwise it will be difficult for the West to support Putin so sincerely and magnanimously in his many-years destruction of the Chechen people.
They understood everything correctly in the Kremlin, though with some efforts, but they stopped to over-emphasize before the western partners, what “effective methods” (like capture of hostages) they had found for “neutralization of the opponent”. Now the West is pleased: it is possible to wave away negligently from petitions, applications, and collective statements of legal experts about capture of hostages, practiced by the Russian soldiery in the Chechen Republic . Really: in fact the State Duma has not approved the law, offered by the Public Prosecutor Ustinov. And if there is no law in Russia , allowing taking hostages relatives of fighters of the Chechen Resistance, so there is nothing to discuss. If there is no law, allowing taking hostages, so there are no hostages. It is the same as with the moratorium against the death penalty: if Moscow has declared this moratorium, so there are no mass executions of Chechens without any court in Russian torture-chambers. The position of the West is such.
There is such a term: diminished responsibility. It is when a person having a hard mental disease builds up an unbreakable wall between himself and reality around him; he stops to react adequately to the reality. He lives in his world of illusions, apprehending only those steady marks of being, which suit his inverted perceiving, combine with his manias. The West has diminished responsibility. We can not make it understand us. If it had been possible, we would have received though any signal for hope from the West during all these 11 years. And the matter is not that Clinton is worse or better that Bush or Shredder is better or worse, than his predecessor. The matter is that the West, and not only the West, but the whole world (why, really, we are talking only about the West), has closed itself in a dense cocoon, weaved of lie, hypocrisy, and inversely perceived pragmatism. Because the diminished responsibility is not a pragmatism, but its antipode. The diminished responsibility is a mental disease. And whether we are mentally healthy looking for help in the madhouse?
Adlan Beno, Chechenpress