Russian Federation Minister of Internal Affairs A. Chekalin’s Reply to the Ingush Authorities’ Call for Measures against the Site Ingushetiya.Ru

ingushetiya.ru 02.10.2007 17:18

We have already reported that a letter requesting that the site be closed, signed by the Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Ingushetiya, Ibragim Malsagov and the Chairman of the People’s Assembly for the Republic of Ingushetiya, Makhmud Sakalov, was sent to various federal authorities (the General Prosecutor for the Russian Federation, the Director of the FSB for Russia, the Russian Federation Minister of Internal Affairs, the leader of the Russian Federation presidential administration) The order to send the letter was issued by Murat Zyazikov personally, and prepared by the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Ingushetiya, Kazbek Kostoyev.

Several weeks ago in Magas came the reply of the Russian Federation First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Alexander Chekalin to the Ingush authorities’ letter. A copy of the reply was sent straightaway from Magas, but we did not publish the document, as we did not consider it of interest, moreover, the address of the location for the site’s server was incorrectly indicated in it. However, it has emerged that Ingush officials secretly show one another Chekalin’s letter, rubbing their hands in glee that “the site will soon be closed”. They are delighted by the part of the letter about “executing a series of criminal investigative measures” against the site.

Tomorrow in Nazran a meeting will be held with the participation of the Ingush Republic Minister of Internal Affairs Musa Medov and the imams of the mosques where this letter will be secretly read out in order to persuade those gathered that our resource ought to be liquidated fast.

We hasten to disappoint them: no one is about to close the site, insofar as no breach of law has been detected in its activity. In order that Chekalin’s letter not be made a “state secret”, we are publishing it for public perusal.

And, as usual we announce: the Ingushetiya.Ru site will continue its work for the sake of Ingushetiya and its people, to bring truth, to defend justice, to help simple people.

Translation of the letter:

Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs
Zhitnaya Street, 16, Moscow, 119049

21/08/2007

To the Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Ingushetiya I.S. Malsagov
To the Chairman of the People’s Assembly of the Republic of Ingushetiya M.S. Sakalov

I inform you that the Ministry of Internal Affairs is executing a series of criminal investigative measures in relation to the functioning of the internet information resource “Ingushetiya.Ru”.

It has been established that the site http://www.ingushetiya.ru is situated on the technical platform of the company “Datarealm Internet Services Inc”, located at this address: USA, 54016, Wisconsin State, Hudson City, PO Box 1616, contact telephone +1 (602) 850 40 44, e-mail address hostmaster@serve.com.

Presently, specialist measures are underway for the appraisal of material published on the “Ingushetiya.Ru” resource in order to adopt a ruling in connection with current legislation.

Yours sincerely,
A.A. Chekalin
First Deputy Minister

6 Responses to “Russian Federation Minister of Internal Affairs A. Chekalin’s Reply to the Ingush Authorities’ Call for Measures against the Site Ingushetiya.Ru”

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    […] The violence in Ingushetia – V October 4th, 2007 In a continuation of attempts by Moscow-backed forces to censor and limit the news from Ingushetia, the Ingush authorities are now trying to close down the Ingushetiya.ru news and information site, the English-language Ingushetia blog reports. […]

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