14 February 2017, 18:59

Rights defenders urge to transfer Aslan Cherkesov to Caucasian colony

Aslan Cherkesov, a native of Nalchik, convicted for murdering a football fan Yegor Sviridov, is tortured in jail, his mother told rights defenders.

Today, the Kabardino-Balkarian regional human rights centre has posted an appeal on its website to the head of the republic Yuri Kokov, containing the story of Sonya Cherkesova about the situation of her son.

"It follows from Sonya Cherkesova’s statement that during serving his prison term, her son is systematically subjected to illegal treatment with the use of torture and physical abuse," rights defenders say.

Cherkesova has also reported that she had received "death threats" concerning her son, who had recently suffered a stroke. She asks to help to transfer Aslan to one of the colonies of Northern Caucasus; and the authors of the appeal to Kokov support her.

"We consider it necessary to attract your attention to facts of illegal physical abuse and torture of North-Caucasian inmates in Russian jails, which have a systematic character," says the appeal.

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

Form of mobile communication
SMS: 8 903-767-6060
Know more? Do not be silent!
Lt feedback banner
All news

July 22, 2017 06:27

July 22, 2017 05:03

July 21, 2017 20:46

  • Experts treat Apple's Muslim emojis as social order

    The information on the fact that the Apple Company, the manufacturer of the popular iPhone smartphone, has introduced a new set of emoji pictures used in electronic messages and web pages, namely, by girls in hijabs, arrived at the "Caucasian Knot" SMS-service on July 18.

July 21, 2017 18:26

July 21, 2017 17:56

News archive