**World Chechnya Day**
Thursday 23rd February 2006
Memorial Service @ Yalta Memorial, Cromwell Gardens, South Kensington SW7 2SL
Nearest tube: South Kensington
Time: 12 noon – 1pm
On 23 February 1944, Stalin ordered the deportation of the Chechen
population to Central Asia. More than half of the 500,000 people died.
Within days an entire people had been erased from the land of their
World Chechnya Day is being commemorated to:
. Recognise the suffering and genocide of the Chechen people as a human
catastrophe of historic significance
. Respect all victims of Stalinist deportations
. Educate subsequent generations about the genocide and the continued
relevance of the lessons that can be learnt from it
. Assert a continuing commitment to oppose racism, victimisation and
genocide . Support shared aspirations for the ideals of justice, security,
dignity and peace for all…
Please contact Hajira Qureshi, Secretary, Save Chechnya Campaign, on
02089044222/ 07861369015 for further information. Alternatively, feel free
to visit us @ www.worldchechnyaday.org.
IHRC is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Islamic Human Rights Commission
PO Box 598
Telephone: (+44) 20 8904 4222