Council of Europe to build forensics lab in Chechnya

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GROZNY, September 28 (RIA Novosti) - The Council of Europe is set to build a forensics laboratory in the Chechen capital of Grozny to be used for examining and identifying exhumed bodies.

"Two military campaigns in Chechnya entailed many problems, including the exhumation of dead bodies. People should be able to find, identify and bury their relatives," Chechen President Alu Alkhanov told a CE delegation Wednesday.

He said about 2,500 people were currently missing in Chechnya.

Chief delegate Margaret Killerby, head of the CE's Department of Crime Problems, said the Council of Europe would make every effort to build the laboratory.

According to Alkhanov, three million euros has been allocated to construct the new lab and other health care facilities in the republic.

"Another three million euros will be used to build education and other social facilities," he said.

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