[chechnya-sl] Foreign Ministry, Chechen Republic Ichkeria: Appeal on reasons for issue of a state of emergency in the Chechen Republic Ichkeria
- NOXCIYN RESPUBLIKA NOXCIYCO
CHECHEN REPUBLIC ICHKERIA
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
27, Levandovskogo Str.
Chechen Republic Ichkeria.
To: Secretary General of the United Nations
President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Chairman of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe
Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Chairman of the European Parliament
Appeal on reasons for issue of a state of emergency in the Chechen
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Chechen Republic Ichkeria repeatedly
applied to you in connection with the provocations on the part of the
Russian troops on the Chechen-Russian border which became frequent and
the efforts by the Russian leadership to draw the Chechen Republic
Ichkeria into the events which unfolded of late in the Republic of
Daghestan of the Russian Federation.
Today build-up of the number of the Russian armed forces on the
borderlands of the Chechen Republic Ichkeria is continuing. There is no
end to violations of the Chechen Republic Ichkeria state border on the
part of the Russian forces and to rocket-bombing attacks upon the
The Russian mass media unleashed the undesguised antichechen propaganda.
The Russian Federation officials in their statements are purposefully
trying to lay the blame for the armed conflict in Daghestan on the
leadership of the Chechen Republic Ichkeria. All these facts do not
leave a ground for doubts of Russian authorities' plans to extend
military actions from the territory ofDaghestan into the territory of
the Chechen state.
>From the above-stated and in accordance with the Article 73 of theConstitution of the Chechen Republic Ichkeria and Article 3 of the Law
of the Chechen Republic Ichkeria on emergency state the President of the
Chechen Republuic Ichkeria by the Decree N 265 of August 15 1999 decided
to issue a state of emergency on the entire territory of the Chechen
Republic Ichkeria from August 16 1999 till September 16 1999 and to
impose a curfew on the territory of the Republic since 22 p.m. up to 6
a.m. by local time for the stated period.
Besides by the current Decree the citizens of the Chechen Republic
Ichkeria and the foreigners will be restricted in some of their rights
such as: to conduct unsanctioned gatherings, meetings and
demonstrations, to move and stay without special permission on the
streets during the time limited by a curfew for a period of emergency in
accordance with the Chechen Republic Ichkeria Law "On a state of
The issue of a Decree on a state of emergency was a forced measure
conditioned by the situation which arose around our country when the
Russian Federation leadership systematically pursuing the policy of
pressure by force and escalation of tension in the Chechen-Russian
relations obviously demonstrating a preparation for the beginning of a
new aggression against the Chechen state.
The declaration of the President of the Chechen Republic Ichkeria on the
issue of a state of emergency was supported and confirmed by the
Parliament of the country and as well met with understanding and
approval by the entire Chechen people.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Chechen Republic Ichkeria