3 September

We request the republic's president Dzasokhov, the president of Ingushetia Ziazikov, the children's doctor Rashailo for negotiations. If anyone of us is killed, we'll shoot 50 people. If anyone of us is wounded, we'll kill 20 people. If five of us are killed, we'll blow up everything. If the light, communication are cut off for a minute, we'll shoot 10 people. _ Cited at the trial session January 19, 2006

September 3, 2009 · 1 min read

On this day in 2004, the Beslan school hostage crisis came to a bloody end when Russian troops stormed the school. The siege left 331 dead, including 186 children. More than 700 people were injured.

‘In no way can the killing and victimisation of innocent children be justified, especially not for political reasons’

Nelson Mandela


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