GF: Award for Propaganda + Hearings on Buinaksks Tragedy
- Award for Propaganda
Dagestan, Russia, Feb 28, 2001 -- (Glasnost Foundation) President
Putin yesterday signed a decree citing the officials of Dagestan's
mass media for "high professionalism and objective coverage of events
in the republic," which really means for passing along the propaganda
received from Kremlin propaganda ministers Yastremzhesky and Manilov.
Eight people were awarded the order "For services to Fatherland" of
the 2nd degree, and 14 others became "Honorable officers of culture
of the Russian Federation". Each cited journalist works for the state
HEARINGS ON BUINAKSKS TRAGEDY
The Dagestan Supreme Court began hearings yesterday in the trial of
six people accused of causing the September 4, 1999 explosion of an
apartment building in Buinaksk town.
The Prosecutor is demanding execution for Isa Zainutdinov and
Alisultan Salikhov; a 25-year sentence for Abdulkadyra Abdulkadyrov;
and 20 years for Magomed Magomedov, Zainutdin Zainutdinov and Makhach
Lawyers for the accused point to numerous violations of the Criminal
Procedure Code during the investigation, physical abuse and
psychological pressure on the accused by investigators, as well as
the groundlessness of the accusations.
Advocate Mudunov accused the head of Buinaksks police of committing
The hearings were scheduled to continue today.