18 December 2009, 22:00

In Ingushetia, Maksharip Aushev's relatives assert that power agents are guilty of his widow's death

The relatives of Maksharip Aushev believe that the charges of the Prosecutor's Office of Ingushetia of terrorism in relation to his family were caused by the desire to hide the circumstance of the deaths of the oppositionist and his wife.

The "Caucasian Knot" reported earlier that on December 16 in Nazran the car with relatives of earlier murdered Ingush human rights defender Maksharip Aushev was blown up. His widow - Leila Dzhanieva, 51, a resident of Nazran, and her son Ruslan, 25, were lost, while her daughter - Fatima Dzhanieva, 27, and son Amir, 23, were wounded. Magomed Khazbiev, leader of the Ingush opposition, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent that before the explosion the car was examined by special agents. Under another version, the reason of the explosion was shelling of the car by militiamen.

Earlier, Public Prosecutor of Ingushetia Yuri Turygin had stated that the reason of explosion of the car was some unidentified device, which was transported by the members of Aushev's family themselves.

Lawyer Musa Pliev, who personally knew Maksharip Aushev, does not believe into the version put forward by the public prosecutor. "Certainly, they can look for various contexts, but the idea of a young family transporting a bomb along their street it a fantasy," he said.

He also said that the Aushev's family suspects that the bomb was planted. An indirect proof is in the fact that shortly before the explosion special agents had stopped their car and carefully searched it.

According to Mr Pliev, few people in the republic trust Turygin's statements, as during Aushev's life the prosecutor's office was always against him.

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