Demolition of a house in Kadyrov Street in Shali. Photo by the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent

30 December 2017, 15:11

Authorities chastise three persons for criticizing house demolition in Shali

At the gathering in Shali, the Speaker of the Chechen Parliament condemned three men who in the video posted on the YouTube criticized the large-scale reconstruction of the city centre.

On December 29, Shali residents reported the detention of Visita Osmaev and Abdurakhman Islamgiriev, who criticized, on the video, the demolition of houses in Shali.

The large-scale demolition of houses in Shali was launched on December 11, because of the enlargement of the territory around the high-rise complex Shali-City, the authorities have explained. The tenants, who were forced to leave their homes because of the reconstruction, said that they had to rent housing at their own expense.

On December 29, Shali hosted a rally of the tenants, who had been resettled from the centre of the city. They discussed the authors of the above video, three elderly men who came to the podium.

Abubakar Osmaev, a resident of Argun, sent a video clip to Said-Emin Ibragimov, a former Minister of Telecom of Ichkeria, who is now in Strasbourg, after which the record appeared on the Web, the “Grozny” TV Channel has reported.

The authors sent their clip to France, hoping to get money for it, Magomed Daudov, the Speaker, has stated.

The Speaker said that none of Shali residents "would be infringed." The authors have noted that "only these three persons” were dissatisfied with the authorities’ actions. Then, several participants of the rally thanked the republic’s authorities for the care and construction of new housing.

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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