20 July 2018, 08:20

Law enforcers refuse to explain detention of six Chechen residents to their relatives

Relatives know nothing about what the six detained residents of the village of Borozdinovskaya are accused of; and are afraid to comment on what happened, fearing "additional problems," said one of the villagers.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on July 12, relatives reported detention of six men in Borozdinovskaya.

"They were detained without presenting any charges; they are kept by [law enforcers], who explain nothing. Saying anything in this situation means creating additional problems," one of the residents of Borozdinovskaya, whose close relative is among the detainees, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

Other locals believe that the fact that relatives hesitate to make public the detention is in favour of law enforcers.

"People are mostly naive here; when law enforcers say that they will clear out and release a person, they believe. Or they state that he is guilty of something, but the problem can be settled by giving a bribe – they will pay it. People simply don't understand that by such actions they play into the hands of unscrupulous law enforcers," said Adlan, an NGO activist.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 19, 2018 at 08:02 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

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