06 July 2011, 10:00

Residents of Chechnya report arsons of the houses of the gunmen’s relatives

Cases of burning down the houses belonging to relatives of those who join armed underground have recommenced in Chechnya. Residents of Shali district of Chechnya state that among these people there are fellow villagers of Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. Power ministries do not confirm this information.

According to residents of Shali, Kurchaloy and Gudermes districts of Chechnya who asked not to make their names public for safety reasons, up to 120 people joined the gunmen during the latest period only. The residents state that four of five fellow villagers of Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov from the village of Khosi-Yurt, Kurchaloy district, have joined the gunmen.

The villagers also say that in a number of settlements of the same Shali, Kurchaloy and Gudermes districts members of the top brass captured close relatives of the young people who have gone to the mountains.

Residents of Shali district of Chechnya also report that that in the settlement of Geldagan of the same district several houses belonging to families of young people who recently went to the forest to join the gunmen were burned down.

The Ministry of Interior Affairs does not confirm the information of young people’s mass joining the gunmen. Members of the top brass also disprove the fact of burning down houses of the parents of the young people who have gone to the forest in the settlement of Geldagan.

Author: Alexander Ivanov; Source: CK correspondent

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