Beslan Mothers Accuse Russian Authorities of Discrediting Campaign for Justice


Beslan Mothers Committee has accused the Russian secret service of provocation following this week’s media reports of the mothers’ visit to faith healer Grigory Grabovoy, Russian news agencies reported.

Grabovoy promised the women he could resurrect the more than 330 people who died in the school siege in Beslan in September 2004. For his services the healer said he would only charge 1,000 euros.

About 10 members of the Beslan Mothers Committee that unites women who lost their children in Beslan, including the Committee’s head Susanna Dudiyeva, went to see the healer, but the other 200 or so committee activists denied reports that the whole group had fallen victim to the well-known conman Grabovoy.

“This trip is a provocation aimed at discrediting and getting rid of our movement. The liquidation plan has been planned by the intelligence agencies and the authorities,” the Beslan Mothers stated in an address quoted by the Ekho Moskvy radio station.

The committee has many more activists that those 10 who Grabovoy managed to deceive, they said. The majority of the movement is perfectly sane, the address went on, and would continue its fight for the truth about Beslan.

The mothers’ group has asked Russia’s Prosecutor General to consider Grigory Grabovoy’s activities from the legal point of view and take the necessary measures, news agencies added.

The citizens of Beslan received considerable financial compensation from the state for lost relatives, and the money has attracted all kinds of religious crooks and sects in the grief-stricken city.

Grigory Grabovoy, 42, is seen by his followers as a kind of deity that can avert disasters, cure diseases, foretell the future and resurrect the dead. Grabovoy has even called on people to use their mental power to help him become Russia’s next president, the website adds.


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Sep. 23, 2005
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