At a news conference in Moscow, Glasnost Fund chairman Sergei Grigoriants and other veteran democrats have announced that an International Public Tribunal on war crimes in Chechnya will hold hearings this month in Stockholm. Human rights campaigners, legal specialists, and prominent parliamentarians from Russia and the West will participate. Based on more than 3,000 items of written, video, photo, and audio evidence, the tribunal prepares to indict Russian president Boris Yeltsin and his "power" ministers. Duma deputy Valery Borshchev, a member of former human rights commissioner Sergei Kovalev’s team, said that the team had determined that at least 40,000 people were killed in the course of Russian military operations in Chechnya. (3)
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