Mosul, Iraq. Photo: ru.euronews.com/2017/04/12/fighting-rages-on-in-western-mosul

12 August 2017, 01:04

Dagestan warns relatives of children in Baghdad orphanage from taking own actions

Relatives of children from Dagestan, taken by their parents to Iraq to the territories controlled by militants, should not make attempts to take them by themselves, but they should appeal for help to the Russian authorities. This was stated by the authorities of Dagestan. A member of the Chechen Diaspora in Jordan has noted that Iraq is willing to cooperate in transfer of children to their homeland when they receive an appropriate request from Dagestan.

The authorities of Russia make efforts to return 48 children, taken to Syria and Iraq by their parents who joined terrorists.

In an interview "Journey to the Islamic State and back", a former militant told the "Caucasian Knot" that supporters of radical organizations brought their family members to Syria and Iraq. According to a native of Dagestan, militants' family members experience great financial difficulties there.

Dagestani relatives of five children shown in a story prepared by the RT TV Channel were found. Two 3- and 5-year-old girls were recognized by a woman who knew the girls' parents, and two boys were recognized by their aunts. One more child in Baghdad was recognized by a grandmother, the "Chernovik" (Draft) reports.

Tatiana Gamalei, Dagestani Minister for National Policy, has emphasized that relatives of children should not make attempts to go after them to Iraq.

Jafar Beno, a member of the Chechen Diaspora in Jordan, has added there are no exact data on the number of Dagestani children in Baghdad. However, according to relatives, there are at least 200 of them.

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

All news

December 11, 2017 12:10

  • In Moscow, student beaten for his post about Caucasian girls

    Students of a capital higher educational institution demanded from a young man to publicly apologize for his offensive, in their opinion, comments about Caucasian girls posted on social networks. On December 10, the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) and the Union of Chechen Youth reacted to the published video record of the incident.

December 11, 2017 12:00

December 11, 2017 09:20

  • Rights defenders call on to find kidnappers of Dagestani Imam's son

    The Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" has appealed to the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) for Dagestan with requests to verify information about an attempt to kidnap a son of Nimatulla Radjabov, the Imam of the Makhachkala Salafi mosque.

December 11, 2017 08:30

December 11, 2017 00:38

News archive