07 December 2018, 22:07

Relatives of Circassian activist claim his illegal detention

Oleg Umarov, the head of the "Dobro Cherkesov" (Circassians' Wealth) Charitable Foundation, was detained by law enforcers in Kabardino-Balkaria. His relatives have stated that Oleg is sick with diabetes, and complained about his health problems after detention.

According to his relatives, law enforcers are trying to fabricate a criminal case against Oleg. "At night on December 7, at about three o'clock in the morning, masked [law enforcers] broke into Oleg Umarov's house in Kabardino-Balkaria. At that moment, his wife was there; and Oleg was detained earlier, at about 11:00 p.m., when he went out of the cafe," his relative told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

He has added that Oleg Umarov is sick with diabetes; he takes medications; and during detention, he felt very bad. "Oleg is a very decent person; his foundation exists for about a year, helping low-income families," the man has explained.

The advocate Soslan Boriev has not yet seen any official documents about the initiation of criminal case against Oleg Umarov. According to his information, Umarov is still kept in one of the units of power structures.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 7, 2018 at 04:51 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

All news

September 20, 2019 23:59

  • "Anji" FC disowns detained Makha Idrisov

    Makha Idrisov, a search at whose home discovered an arsenal of weapons, never worked for the "Anji" FC. That was a reaction of the "Anji" FC's administration to a message from the Dagestani Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) reporting that Makha Idrisov, who boasted of his friendship with Ramzan Kadyrov, was the vice president of the "Anji" FC.

September 20, 2019 23:55

September 20, 2019 23:52

  • Chechen residents report methods of forced large-scale subbotniks

    In Chechnya, under the threat of dismissal, public sector employees have to paint trees and collect damage on roads and cemeteries in their free time, local residents complain. Thousands of people participate in subbotniks (voluntary cleaning works on Saturdays) in Chechnya, the republic's authorities report.

September 20, 2019 21:54

September 20, 2019 17:23

  • "Freedom House" highlights harassment of journalists in Azerbaijan

    The international organization "Freedom House" is deeply concerned over attacks and intimidation of journalists in a number of OSCE member states, including in Azerbaijan. The human rights defenders called on the authorities to stop harassing journalists and the media. 

News archive