Worse Than a War
Disappearances in Chechnyaa Crime Against Humanity
A Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper
Its worse than a war. During the war, we werent so scared We knew, of course, that we might be hit by a bullet no one was safe from that. But now, how can one sleep through the night? They wake people, take them away, shoot them Im terrified to talk, the prosecutors office is terrified were all scared! At any moment [the security forces] might come after anyone of us. Ask anyone here we are all weeping from fear. --A father of a young man who was summarily executed in June, 2004, Chechnya, February 4, 2005.