Russia’s delegation to the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva expressed disappointment April 2 with UN secretary-general Boutros Boutros Ghali’s just released report on human rights in Chechnya. A delegation leader, Vladimir Parshikov, questioned the report’s failure to include comment on Boris Yeltsin’s March 31 peace plan for Chechnya. He also intimated that Moscow was displeased by the prominence given in the UN document to non-governmental reports critical of Russia’s conduct of the war in Chechnya. He described many of these reports as bearing "an obviously tendentious anti-Russian character" which, in his view, undermined the objectivity of the UN assessment. (Itar-Tass, April 2)
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