09 July 2009, 12:00

Estemirova: disappearances are on rapid rise in Chechnya

After cancellation of the counterterrorist operation (CTO) regime in Chechnya, the count of kidnapped residents is in dozens. This was stated by Natalia Estemirova, member of the Grozny branch of the HRC "Memorial", to the "Caucasian Knot".

According to her story, power agents have recently frequented in their reports of liquidated Georgians, Azerbaijanis and Ukrainians; however, human rights activists have reasons to think that these are the disappeared residents of the republic.

According to Ms Estemirova, people keep coming to the legal office of the HRC "Memorial" in Grozny with their concerns about their missing relatives.

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