Russia: The Death Squads Inside FSB

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New documents prove that Russian Death Squads have been created to eliminate political opponents.

Russian Internet publication "Novaya Gazeta" published excerpts from the secret document where the death squads officially established and described possibility of terror acts against enemy.
Publication describes that most of the killings were done by Russian secret services, army and police. The editor of "Novaya Gazeta" Igor Korolkov published document that is secret instruction letter.
"Organized crime and terror is become dangerous for the government. It is necessary to have a department that has real possibility to solve problems using agents and spy connections."
Furthermore, the document describes places of interest such as banking industry, government agencies, custom and tax services and courts. "When necessary, the special forces (SPETSNAZ) and its illegal spying abilities can be used to eliminate leaders and active members of terrorist organizations, spying agencies working inside who openly in confrontation with Federal Government.
In fact writes Korolkov, Special Forces have legal base bypassing Constitution and thought its semi legal forces become one of the enforcement tool in government hands. In the past high profile killings there is little progress in investigating cases, Many cases have officers and FSB agents as main suspects.

In past former Russian security service officer Mikhail Trepashkin said in a letter from prison that he had warned former spy Alexander Litvinenko years ago that the KGB's main successor agency had formed a death squadron to kill him and other Kremlin foes.

Mikhail Trepashkin said that an officer of the Russian Federal Security Service, known by its Russian acronym FSB, met with him in August 2002 and offered him the chance to join a group targeting Boris Berezovsky, a self-exiled Russian tycoon living in London, and Litvinenko. He said he refused to cooperate with the team, whose task was to "mop up" Berezovsky, Litvinenko and their accomplices.

"Back in 2002, I warned Alexander Litvinenko that they set up a special team to kill him," Trepashkin wrote in a letter dated Nov. 23, which was released Friday by rights activists in Yekaterinburg, the center of the Ural Mountains province where he is serving his four-year sentence. "Maybe, the death of Alexander Litvinenko, who fell victim to unpunished revenge, could force those dealing with human rights issues to finally pay attention to these facts."
"Alexander Litvinenko's death made me feel angry - angry at the fact that the weak and disorganized human rights movement in Russia could neither prevent political murders nor provide protection to people persecuted by the authorities for political motives," Trepashkin wrote in his letter.

It is considered backslide in democratic processes in Russsia, and many observers complained about freedoms in Russian Federation. As Russia expends its economy toward west, international organizations already worry about current political situation.

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