Latest Voice of Beslan Stories
By Alexander Natruskin MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police on Sunday broke up a human rights campaigners' rally calling on President Vladimir Putin to tell the whole truth about the deaths of more than 300 hostages in the Beslan school siege two years ago.
By Oliver Bullough VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia (Reuters) - Former Beslan hostages relived their ordeal on Thursday as Judge Tamerlan Aguzarov recounted tale after tale of almost unimaginable horror.
By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian judge declared on Tuesday that the only surviving member of a group responsible for the Beslan school raid that killed 331 people had committed an act of terrorism.
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By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian judge said on Tuesday the only surviving member of the group that seized a school and 1,300 hostages in the town of Beslan in 2004 had committed an act of terrorism, as he began reading his verdict in the trial.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Thursday began trying three local policemen for failing to stop the 2004 Beslan school massacre but victims' relatives said they were being made scapegoats for the mistakes of their superiors.
By Kazbek Basayev VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian judge retired to consider his verdict on Thursday on the only person to stand trial for the Beslan school siege that killed 300 people, half of them children.
By Oliver Bullough BESLAN, Russia (Reuters) - Residents of Beslan filed silently into the Russian town's shattered school on Saturday, adding flowers to an ever growing pile commemorating the 331 people who died a year ago in the bloody siege.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Friday the Beslan school siege would be thoroughly investigated to establish whether official incompetence contributed to the deaths of 331 hostages.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mothers who lost children in the Beslan school siege were to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to ask why, a year on, no one has been punished for the official incompetence they say made the bloodshed worse.
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