The building of the European Court of Human Rights. Photo REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

18 October 2019, 11:47

Two Ingush activists complain to the ECtHR about persecutions because of protests

Isropil Nalgiev and Bagaudin Gagiev, Ingush activists, have submitted complaints to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) about searches, arrests and fines for their participation in a rally.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the first complaint of the Ingush oppositionist, arrested after the March rallies in Magas, was sent to the ECtHR on behalf of Akhmed Barakhoev.

The above activists claimed violations of their rights to liberty and personal security, fair trial, freedom of self-expression and the freedom of assembly and association.

Isropil Nalgiev has noted in his complaint that on the day of the search he was handcuffed and taken away from home; he was denied a call of an advocate and brought to administrative responsibility.

Bagaudin Gagiev claims that he did not participate in the unsanctioned rally on March 27, but arrived at the place aiming to persuade the youth to disperse. However, the activist was detained in his home on April 11 without explanations.

According to Gagiev, at the police department they gave him no food and water for the whole day, and he could neither sit nor lie.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 17, 2019 at 08:37 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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