Friends and associates of Frederick Cuny, the American disaster relief expert missing in Chechnya for a month, called on the Chechens on Monday to do more to find him.
Morton Abramowitz, a friend who is president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said he and other friends had received reliable reports that Cuny was in Chechen hands when he was last seen on April 9. Before receiving those reports, many of Cuny’s associates assumed that he had been captured by Russian troops fighting in the breakaway region.
“No one has found him yet,” Abramowitz said. “And no one has said he’s dead.”
Cuny, who runs a Dallas-based disaster relief organization, traveled to Chechnya on behalf of the Soros Foundation in New York to help Chechen war victim.