N. Caucasus leader urges militants to 'return to normal life'

The head of Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria called Thursday on militants to surrender and resume living normal lives.
Arsen Kanokov’s call comes after the parents of suspected members of “illegal armed groups” appealed to them, on March 22, to lay down their arms and turn themselves in to law enforcement.
“This appeal is definitely supported by the government and society. This move by their parents points to their sense of responsibility to the republic’s residents…
and helps stabilize the situation in Kabardino-Balkaria,” Kanokov said.
He said during a meeting with the relatives of the wanted men that if they turned themselves in, he would guarantee them an objective investigation and a fair trial, open to the public and independent observers.
“This is very im…

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