Skip to comments.Chechen Separatist Granted Asylum in USA
Posted on 08/06/2004 2:40:53 PM PDT by A. Pole
Ilyas Akhmadov, one of Chechnyas separatist leaders, has officially been granted asylum in the United States, RIA Novosti has learnt from the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya, co-chaired by former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinskiand former US secretary of state Alexander Hague.
According to the committee, the decision on granting asylum to Akhmadov was taken by an immigration court in Boston, Massachusetts, which was immediately appealed by the US government. The appeal has now been rejected and the decision on granting asylum is now final, the committee said.
The committee confirmed that not long ago Akhmadov was appointed to a post at the US non-governmental foundation National Endowment for Democracy and now plans to move to Washington for permanent residence and work.
National Endowment for Democracy confirmed that Akhmadov has been awarded a research grant under the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program and hence is entitled to monthly allowance, medical insurance as well as reimbursement of transportation costs.
In December last year Russian Foreign Ministry urged the US to take Russias position in consideration by examining Akhmadovs application. The US side is informed about our attitude towards that terrorist accomplice, the ministrys spokesman Aleksandr Yakovenko told the press then.
Russian law enforcers claimed to have evidence of Akhmadovs ties to Chechen separatist leaders Aslan Maskhadov and Shamil Basayev, who has been placed on the international wanted list. In the Aslan Maskhadov government Ilyas Akhmadov held the post of the foreign minister of the self-styled republic of Ichkeria.
The US administration refused to comment on the decision of the Boston court on granting asylum to Ilyas Akhmadov, saying it was a private matter.
this is like russia granting asylum to osama bin laden.
I mean don't we know the the chechens are an offshoot of al qaeda.
this is simply ridiculous.
Several Taliban have been given asylum in the UK, as well as several Algerian Jihadists in Canada.
When is the West going to wake up?
Maybe after a Nucular blast?
More gross stupidity by "human rightser" judges, just like same-sex "marriage" in Massachusetts.
Time to clean house with MULTIPLE impeachments of judges who do not serve America, but serve "human rightser" ideology (including unlimted immigration and asylum for terrorists) instead!!!!
RE: "Russian law enforcers claimed to have evidence of Akhmadovs ties to Chechen separatist leaders Aslan Maskhadov and Shamil Basayev" Very interesting! If this is true, then I must wonder if there are also ties to the GRU and, early, ties to the Red Army. Personally, I think it would be highly irresponsible not to approach this individual in the same manner as "Lunev" or "Sejna" including new identities (including facial changes) as well as federal witness protection. He should be thoroughly debriefed, particularly and specifically with regards to his activities and observations during 1991. This could be a real intelligence coup. However, sadly, I doubt that the US government has read the highly informative papers at Eurasian Politician, or has on its own staff the sorts of analysts who write for EP.
They meant Haig.
Sure. Hague and Haig would be spelled the same way in Russian so translator into English did not catch it.
The National Endowment for "Democracy" was indeed established in the Reagan era. However, it is now run by clintonites,and has had or has such clintonite miscreants as Mad Halfbright and Wesley "General Jack D. Ripper" Clark on its board. The NED, a "human rightser" NGO funded in part with taxpayer money, has engaged in covert operations to overthrow the government of Serbia and influence subsequent elections. The head of the organization (who I believe was a Halfbright associate when she was at the UN) boasts about working in collaboration with George Soros and his foundation in funding NGOs and their subversive deeds.
The NED needs a good Freep over the Chechen's "fellowship"!!!! And it should be abolished!!!!
Children die while NGOs lie!!!!
aka the neocon cabal of scum
" First of all, we want peace, but if we have to abandon the prospect of peace talks, our priorities will change drastically. We offered to Russia a perfect formula to settle this conflict. I hope the Russian president is aware of our proposals. If not, I recommend him reading our plan and make sure himself that our proposals correspond not only to the interests of the Chechen people but also the interests of Russia and its citizens."
This complete slap in the face to Russia coming just after so many tragedies caused by chechen scum is just beyond belief.
The biggest problem is Wolfowitz, he follows advice of Zbig and similar racist haters of Russians and Orthodox Christians. THEY ARE BEST OBL ALLIES.
I am actually thinking that it might be time to cry, yet again.
and the blind Sheik Rachman was admitted into the U.S.A. too, and his boys blew up the WTC in 1993 ... OBL finished the job in 2001
Construction work is a favorite for these scum lowlifes. They used it to pre-plant explosives in the Moscow theatre, and it apparently worked so well, they did it in the school again.
I personally have no doubt that this man will assist terrorism in this country to happen. Pulling strings at some upper level. For all we know this is part of a plan for November here.
I believe the Russians who say this man was involved in several planning sessions for terrorist activities.
Anyone who hangs around with Maskhadov and is part of his "Government" is a criminal, pure and simple. And supports terrorism.
If I were the Russian embassy in DC I would be hiring more security than they could fit around that beautiful building.
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