Chechen separatist leader arrested in Poland

By Andy Rice 17 September 2010

Chechen separatist leader Akhmed Zakayev has been arrested in Poland, where he was due to attend a Chechen conference. Zakayev was arrested while he was on his way to a prosecutor's office, according to reports. The warrant for his arrest was issued by Russia through Interpol. Zakayev, who had been living in London since 2003 under political asylum, is considered a terrorist by Russia. Chechnya is currently ruled by Ramzan Kadyrov, a puppet of Moscow, after a vicious civil war in the 1990s and early 2000s. Zakayev is part of a group which continues to push for an independent and sovereign Chechnya.  Read more: BBC News




Fudging, obfuscation and misdirection hobble the route to the nitty-gritty of expropriation

By Marianne Merten

"Joyfully to the breeze royal Odysseus spread his sail and with his rudder skillfully he steered." ~ Homer