I don't agree with the choice of the word "Stalinism", but Anna Politkovskaya of Novaya Gazeta has an interesting article for the Washington Post regarding Russian tactics in coercion when dealing with Islamic students that they accuse of terrorism. Of course, this is the sort of article for which Ms. Politkovskaya has become known, she has done extensive reporting on Chechnya. As she notes, she would not be allowed to write or publish this article in the Russian Federation any longer. To be honest, I doubt you could find many Russians who would care to read it - many would tell you that the only good Chechen is a dead one.
Such treatment of Russia's own citizens makes Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo appear tame. I'm sure abuse of muslim Russian citizens will be just fine with fundamentalist nations such as Iran, as long as Russia keeps the missles coming.
Here is one example of how it's done. Recently two young college students from the Chechen capital of Grozny -- Musa Lomayev and Mikhail Vladovskikh -- were accused by the police and the prosecutor's office of all small, previously unsolved acts of terrorism that had occurred about six months before in one of Grozny's residential areas. As a result, Vladovskikh is now severely disabled: Both his legs were broken under torture; his kneecaps were shattered; his kidneys badly damaged by beating; his genitalia mutilated; his eyesight lost; his eardrums torn; and all of his front teeth sawed off. That is how he appeared before the court.
To get Lomayev to sign -- and he did sign confessions for five acts of terrorism -- they inserted electrical wires in his anus and applied current. He would lose consciousness, and they would pour water on him, show him the wires again, turn him around backward -- and he would sign confessions that he belonged to a gang with Vladovskikh. This despite the fact that the two defendants were first introduced to one another by their prison torturers.
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