Journalist Idris Yusupov. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the "Caucasian Knot"

29 May 2019, 16:54

Dagestani journalist reports being summoned to police of Saint Petersburg

Dagestani journalist Idris Yusupov reported that after his visit to Saint Petersburg, he was called by phone from the law enforcement bodies, since he "was on the police preventive registration list." In Dagestan, the police preventive registration continues to exist, but only few people file complaints about it, reports Shamil Magomedov, a lawyer of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial".

Idris Yusupov had been repeatedly detained for shooting on video law enforcers' raids near the Tangim mosque in Makhachkala. In March, at the Moscow airport, law enforcers also took Idris Yusupov to a police station for a preventive conversation.

Idris Yusupov told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent that he had travelled to Saint Petersburg to take part in a seminar on promotion in social networks, stayed there for five days, and after that returned to Dagestan.

Lawyer Shamil Magomedov has noted that courts usually refuse to cancel a record in the police preventive registration lists, since applicants are not able to provide evidence of the existence of such police preventive registration.

Meanwhile, the lawyer reported on the easing of control over people put on the police preventive registration lists. According to Shamil Magomedov, the number of citizens' complaints about the police preventive registration has decreased several times in comparison with 2017, although the trend remains stable. Every other day, two or three persons complain to the Dagestani branch of the HRC "Memorial" about the police preventive registration.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 29, 2019 at 05:47 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Ilyas Kapiev; Source: CK correspondent

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