13 March 2018, 01:09

Relatives report torture of detained Makhachkala resident

Said Mamedov, a resident of Makhachkala, who was declared by law enforcers a member of the Makhachkala unit of the "Islamic Stat" (IS), a terrorist organization, banned in Russia by the court, had to confess to possessing ammunition and explosives under torture, his mother Madina Mamedova has stated.

Early in the morning on March 5, several law enforcers came to Said Mamedov's house and took him away "as a witness," Ms Mamedova told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent, adding that only on the following day, his relatives learned that Said Mamedov was detained, and that the law enforcers had found two grenades and ammunition in his house.

According to her story, on March 8, a freedom restriction measure – one-month custody – was applied to her son. He is charged with two Criminal Code Articles: Nos. 222 (illegal storage of ammunition) and 222.1 (illegal circulation of explosive devices).

"I saw my son at the trial; he said that he had signed confessions. I asked why he had confessed to what he had never done, and he replied that he had done it under torture. He said that he was beaten up and tortured with electricity," said the woman.

Today, Madina Mamedova has applied to the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial".

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

All news

March 25, 2019 11:01

  • Relatives report traces of beatings on Tuntuev's body

    Ayub Tuntuev, a former security of the Chechen leader, who was found dead in a colony, has been buried into the clan cemetery. Relatives found bruises on his body, while examination established the absence of kidneys and a lung in Tuntuev's body.

March 25, 2019 10:48

  • Pavel Grib demands due quality of medical examination

    The Ukrainian citizen Pavel Grib, convicted for incitement to a terror act in a Sochi school, demanded to undergo a medical examination in the presence of independent experts and the Ukrainian Ombudsperson, Leonid Petrashis, the head of the Public Oversight Commission (POC) of the Rostov Region, who has visited Grib at the SIZO (pre-trial prison), has announced.

March 25, 2019 10:09

March 25, 2019 09:56

  • Rights defenders count 87 political prisoners in Azerbaijan

    After the pardoning, Azerbaijani jails still keep 87 political prisoners, the study of the Union "For the Freedom of Political Prisoners of Azerbaijan" asserts. Rights defenders have called on the authorities to release political prisoners and stop the practice of criminal prosecution of citizens on politically motivated charges.

March 24, 2019 10:37

  • European diplomats criticize verdict to Pavel Grib

    Pavel Grib, convicted on charges of incitement to terror act, should be released, the external relations service of the European Union has stated. Jeremy Hunt, the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has pointed to the political background of the persecution of the Ukrainian citizen.

News archive