"ICHKERIA WILL RETURN!" Chechens Protest Against Russian Terror & Violence in Occupied Chechnya
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Chechens across Europe and in Turkey organized and held rallies on January 23rd against Russian terror and violence in occupied Chechnya. Rallies were held in front of Russian embassies, consulates and public squares in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Norway, Ukraine, Germany, France, Canada and Turkey.
The original call to action and invitation reads:
"Dear Friends! On January 23rd, 2016, a worldwide protest against the occupation of the Chechen Republic will be held in , Austria, as well as in the following countries: Canada, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Germany, Ukraine, Turkey and Poland. We, who are living in safety abroad, cannot ignore what is happening in our homeland. Through our silence and inaction, we have become complicit in the humiliation and abuse of our relatives and of our people. The Kremlin is directly involved, kidnappings and murders continue on our territory and only our and decisive actions can bring an end to Putin's bloody regime. We ask all those who are not indifferent to the fate of our nation to participate in this demonstration."
We summarize and share the media that we have been able to pull together from each event below [If there is something we have missed or need to edit please let us know and we will add or edit content]:
AUSTRIA "Ichkeria Will Return" Chechens in Austria demand Independence-FULL PHOTO LINKS HERE
FINLAND-January 23, 2016 in Helsinki, Finland a protest organized by Chechens against Putin's terror in the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria was held. Involved in the rally were Chechen friends from Ukraine and Georgia.
"The Russian regime continues to destroy the pillars of Chechen culture- which are respect to elders, humanity, protection of dignity of women. Chechens continue to fight for Independence."
The speaker also reminds that, as the world refused to stop Russia in Ichkeria, other peoples from other countries have now become victims.
"May the whole world know we continue to fight for independence."
"Now, the Chechen people call on the world to wake up, notice the dangerous policies of the Kremlin tyrants, and condemn them publicly. Require them to stop their terror against the Chechen people and require them to end the occupation of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
Today, we declare our determination to fight until the terror by the Russian tyrants is stopped in occupied Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Let Putin and his gang know! Let the whole world know it!"
A rally was held at the Russian Embassy in Kyiv in support of the Chechen people and specifically against the Russian occupation of Chechnya and the Caucasus. The protesters came with banners and posters demanding the release of all political prisoners and demanding that the occupation of Ichkeria, Ukraine, Crimea and Georgia ceases. In support of the activists the leader of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov visited and gave a speech that highlighted the historical crimes done to muslim nations in Crimea and Caucasus at the hands of Russia. The protesters wanted to deliver a letter to Russian President Putin detailing certain demands, but no one at the embassy answered the calls made to them.
"Stop violence in Ichkeria!"
TOP: Putin = ISIS
BOTTOM: ISIS = PUTIN
Kremlin, out of Ichkeria!
EXCELLENT ADDITIONAL PHOTOS FROM THE ACTION IN KYIV CAN BE FOUND HERE & HERE
VIDEO BELOW-Lenur Islyamov, coordinator of the civil blockade of Crimea led by the Crimean Tatars in Ukraine: "A Free Ichkeria will be followed by a free Ukraine." [Full story-in Russian]
Chechens gathered outside the Russian consulate to protest against the crimes Russia continues committing in occupied Ichkeria [Chechnya] . A statement was read that details these genocidal crimes, including Putin being responsible for the deaths of 47,000 Chechen children and also crimes being done in occupied regions of Ukraine and in Syria by Russia were mentioned.
For additional Background on Chechen Republic of Ichkeria you can read the following article:
North Caucasus: Fires Of Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Still Burn