Idris Yusupov. Photo from the journalist's personal page at Facebook,

14 July 2017, 02:14

Journalist Idris Yusupov released from police

Idris Yusupov, a detained Dagestani journalist, has been released from the Sovietsky ROVD (District Interior Division) of Makhachkala.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in the evening on July 13, law enforcers detained believers of the "Tangyim" Salafi mosque in Makhachkala, including journalist Idris Yusupov. According to the journalist, together with him, about 15 believers were also brought to a police station.

Idris Yusupov said that one of the policemen tried to make his photo for a police prevention registration list. The journalist did not agree with that, since he treated as illegal the very fact of his delivery to the ROVD, as well as the police prevention registration and the related procedures.

"I said that there was no reason for that and that I would file a complaint with a request for verification of the police officers' actions. And then almost immediately the problem was solved: the policemen began to say that I was free. And all the time, while I was writing a complaint, they persuaded me not to file it," said Idris Yusupov.

Earlier, the press service of the Dagestani Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has reported that the believers had been detained near the "Tangyim" mosque for identification purposes.

Let us remind you that in March, the Dagestani Minister of Internal Affairs announced the annulment of the orders on the police prevention registration. Human rights defenders called the abolition of the police prevention registration in Dagestan a "victory for civil society."

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

Source: CK correspondent

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