HELSINKI (Reuters) – A Web site used by a Chechen warlord to claim responsibility for September’s school siege in Russia has reopened, one month after it was closed by the Finnish company that hosted it.
Finnish news agency STT reported Saturday that the site, www.kavkavcenter.com, was now hosted on a Swedish server with a backup in Finland.
It was last open for a few days in mid-October. STT quoted the Finnish businessman who rented out the server at the time as saying it was now clear that the Web Site was not illegal and that he had therefore decided to help reopen it.
It was not immediately clear who had closed the site in Finland.
Before opening in Finland it was based on a Lithuanian server until authorities in the Baltic country shut it down in September after pressure from Moscow.
The site was used by rebel warlord Shamil Basayev to claim responsibility for the September school siege in Beslan when 330 hostages were killed, about half of them children.