CHECHNYA CONDUCTS TWO MORE PUBLIC EXECUTIONS.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 174
Over five thousand people watched yesterday as two men were executed by firing squad in central Grozny. The pair had been found guilty of killing two women and an 11-year-old girl and were sentenced by one of Chechnya’s new Islamic courts. The executions, which were carried out by six male relatives of the victims, bring the number of public executions this month to four. Magomed Magomadov, Chechnya’s first deputy prosecutor general, attended yesterday’s execution and told journalists "it was a forced and temporary measure" essential to curb the crime wave sweeping the republic. (Itar-Tass, September 18)
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