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Russia (Chechen Republic): Further information on appeal for the respect of humanitarian law: Further deaths reported after Russian troops fire on people leaving the Chechen Republic-Ichkeriya

By Amnesty International, , Index number: EUR 46/006/1995

AI has received further reports that people seeking to flee the continuing conflict in the self-proclaimed Chechen Republic-Ichkeriya have been shot dead by Russian troops. Seven people, including a three-month-old baby girl, a 16-year-old girl and four women, were reportedly killed on 7 March 1995 by troops who fired on a convoy of vehicles seeking to leave the conflict zone. The vehicles reportedly contained mostly women and children trying to escape from the village of Achkhoy-Martan.

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