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Public organizations from Nizhniy Novgorod mention new wave of attacks on foreigners

Public organizations from Nizhniy Novgorod have recently commented on a new wave of attacks on foreigners. The Chairman of the Nizhniy Novgorod Center of Help for Migrants Almaz Choloyan announced this during a round table discussion entitled �Problem solving mechanisms for issues of xenophobia, nationalism and extremism in the Nizhniy Novgorod region� on November 3rd. �This has become evident in particular after what has happened in Beslan�, declared Choloyan.

Participants of the round table were Sergei Shimovolos, chairman of the Nizhniy Novgorod Human Rights Association; Eduard Chaprak, Jewish community leader; Igor Kalyapin, leader of the organization �Committee against torture�; and representatives of the Orthodox Church, the Muslim community and the Catholic Church in Nizhniy Novgorod.

According to Choloyan, the Internal Affairs Department and the FSB take part in illegal checks of member of Diasporas. In particular, Choloyan herself was given the advice to give up her work in the Center of Help for Migrants, and the authorities refused to support the conduction of the round table.

As the latest examples of attacks on members of Diasporas she instanced the beating of some Chinese citizens in the Kanavinskiu district of Nizhniy Novogorod and the murder of an Azerbaijani in the micro-rayon Gordeevka, which is located in the same district.

�The last aggression was noted in autumn 2003, when dozens of foreign citizens were attacked and suffered serious injuries. The caliber and the organization of the attacks give evidence of their coordination and their political and financial support�, concluded Almaz Choloyan.

Source: www.jewish.ru

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