PACE President reacts to attack on Chechen Parliament

Strasbourg, 19.10.2010 – “I am shocked and angered to learn of this morning’s terrorist attack in Grozny,” said Mevlüt Çavusoglu, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

“Those who carried it out must be utterly condemned: no cause justifies this extreme and deadly violence. This was all the more shocking because it targeted a parliament, the symbol of the people.

I offer my sincere condolences and solidarity to the families of those who died while carrying out their duty to protect the deputies.

This region has suffered enough. It is time to bring the violence to a close. The Parliamentary Assembly will continue to do everything in its power to achieve that end.”