18 December 2016, 03:42

Rustam Aptaev detained in Ali-Yurt subjected to torture, his defenders assert

Rustam Aptaev, a 36-year-old resident of Grozny, detained on December 13 by believers of a mosque in the village of Ali-Yurt in Ingushetia for the attempted murder of Isa Tsechoev, a well-known Islamic preacher, and brought to a police station, is being subjected to torture, since law enforcers force him to incriminate himself. This was reported by detainee's defenders and relatives.

At present, Rustam Aptaev is being kept at the IVS (detention facility) of the Nazran ROVD (District Interior Division). According to the resolution of the Nazran District Court issued on December 14, Rustam Aptaev is charged with failure to obey to a lawful request of a public officer. A copy of the Court's resolution is available to the "Caucasian Knot".

When commenting on the situation, advocate Luiza Buraeva told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent that her client claimed he had been twice taken out of the IVS and tortured with electric current.

"According to my client, he was taken away on December 13... During the whole day, he was tortured with electric current, and they attached clamps to all permissible and impermissible parts of his body. I was not permitted to visit him until on December 15," said Luiza Buraeva.

The advocates discovered no visible signs of torture on the Rustam Aptaev's body.

"I have noticed no visible signs of beatings on my client's body. However, he was weak and pale, and he was unable to speak. He has headaches and he hardly understands what happens... He was forced to incriminate himself," said the advocate.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Source: CK correspondent

All news

December 12, 2019 23:44

December 12, 2019 22:53

December 12, 2019 22:46

  • 12 protesters detained by Georgian parliament

    Today, Giorgi Vashadze, the leader of the "New Georgia" Party, and 11 other protesters have been taken to a police station. The detainees are suspected of disorderly conduct and failure to obey to law enforcers. Activists demand not to approve candidates for judges of the Supreme Court (SC) of Georgia and not to deprive opposition MP Nika Meliya of power.

December 12, 2019 22:40

  • Film director Sokurov disappointed with Putin's answer about Kadyrov

    Film director Alexander Sokurov wrote on Facebook that he was saddened by a refusal of President Vladimir Putin to review the status of Hero of Russia, which was awarded to participants on both sides of the war in Chechnya, including Ramzan Kadyrov. Users of social networks found the Alexander Sokurov's statement risky.

December 12, 2019 17:34

  • Chechen officials neglect US sanctions

    Ruslan Alkhanov, Chechen Minister of Internal Affairs, invited the United States to include all Chechen policemen in the US sanctions list. The Chechen Minister's proposal demonstrates his allegiance to Ramzan Kadyrov, who is also under the US sanctions, local residents suggest. Instagram users ironically commented on the sanctions imposed by the US Department of State.

News archive