04 December 2017, 21:21

On November 27-December 3, there were no victims of armed conflict in Northern Caucasus

During the week from November 27 to December 3, 2017, no casualties or victims of the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus were recorded. These are the results of the calculations run by the "Caucasian Knot" based on its own materials and information from other open sources.

Detentions

On November 15, armed people in civilian clothes came to the house of Zaur Shamsudinov in the village of Novotsatanikh, Babayurt District, and took the house owner away for several hours. Then, law enforcers brought Zaur Shamsudinov back and began searching the house, without showing the warrant and without inviting witnesses. After a while, the searchers went out into the corridor and announced that they had found ammunition in the bedroom, after which they took Zaur away again, his brother Alikhan Shamsudinov reported. In Alikhan's opinion, his brother can be persecuted for being close friends with the head of the Tsatanikh village Shamil Saipulaev, who disappeared a few years ago. This information arrived on November 28.

In the evening on November 16, in the village of Novo-Dmitrovka, Tarumov District of Dagestan, law enforcers illegally detained and took away three villagers – Sabir Akmurzaev, Alaudin Yakupov and Arsen Kacharbaev, by planting drugs and ammunition into their homes, their relatives have reported. Information about the incident was received on November 28.

Kidnappings

On November 22, at about 3:00 a.m. in Grozny, armed men in black camouflage uniform took Zelimkhan Dikaev away from his home. According to Zelimkhan's brother, the kidnappers said that they would take him to one of police units in the Chechen capital. An eyewitness counted three cars parked at the house, in which the armed people had arrived. Dikaev's relatives told that they had immediately submitted applications about the kidnapping to the prosecutor's office and the investigating division; and on November 27, they turned to the office of the Chechen Ombudsperson. The applications were accepted and registered; however, according to relatives, no actions were taken to find Dikaev. His whereabouts is still unknown. Information about this was received on December 1.

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