Fatima Dzgoeva. Screenshot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-9h7RM97FU&feature=emb_logo

02 September 2020, 10:56

"Novaya Gazeta": Fatima Dzgoeva, Beslan victim, needs help

Fatima Dzgoeva, who received grave traumas during the Beslan school seizure, needs expensive treatment and rehabilitation abroad. Her relatives are unable to raise the necessary funds; while the federal budget fails to pay for the rehabilitation of Beslan terror act victims, the "Novaya Gazeta" newspaper writes.

On September 1, 2004, terrorists took 1128 hostages in a gym of the Beslan school No. 1. The special operation to release the hostages was finished on September 3, 2004. As a result of the terror act, 334 people were killed, including 186 children, and other 810 people were injured.

On July 14, Fatima Dzgoeva turned 26; 16 years ago she became disabled as a result of the terror act committed in the Beslan school. In two weeks from now, she needs to go to Germany for treatment, but her family cannot pay for it, says the article "Love Your Movement" by the "Novaya Gazeta", published on September 1, 2020.

During the terror act, Fatima was 10, and her younger sister was eight. During the school capture by militants, Fatima was seriously wounded: "the right side of her head was crushed; the skull was reconstructed anew from plastic and titanium." Fatima fell into coma, but survived, the article notes.

The federal government feels no responsibility to the Dzgoevs; therefore, every time, the whole community has to raise money for her treatment, the newspaper writes.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 2, 2020 at 00:26 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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