20 August 2003, 21:54
There ware pogroms in Grozny last night
Last night there were pogroms in the Zavodskoy and some other districts of Grozny. As Chechen Deputy Interior Minister Sultan Satuyev informed, people in masks and military uniform rushed in the houses, beat people and shouted they would kill them if they did not vote for Akhmad Kadirov at the presidential election. During a meeting with journalists Kadirov himself, a head of the Chechen administration, named the pogroms a provocation arranged to blacken him and break up the elections.
Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty