16 November 2019, 17:23
Five years after special operation, over 40 Dagestani families are still in need of housing
Dozens of houses in the Dagestani settlement of Vremenny are unfit for residence today, five years after the counter-terrorist operation (CTO), during which people had to abandon their houses. Some villagers could restore their houses on their own; the authorities failed to take any part therein. Compensations for destroyed houses to villagers are under question due to authorities' inaction, lawyers assert.
The list for compensations, signed by Dmitry Medvedev, includes about 600 people, said Aminat Supyanova, a resident of Vremenny.
After the CTO, residents of Vremenny found themselves in a very difficult situation, because during the CTO law enforcers destroyed gardens, dug up trees and cut the cattle, the woman said.
So far, most villagers have failed to restore normal living conditions. "They often live without furniture lost during the CTO," she said.
They managed to solve the compensation issue due to the broad public resonance, but not all the victims will receive compensations; some will have to re-assemble the package of documents. It's even more difficult to resolve the issue of compensations for repairs of the houses destroyed during the 2014 CTO, the lawyers of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" assert.
The victims' representatives also failed to convince the court that the during the CTO law enforcers had exceeded their powers.
Author: Rustam Djalilov; Source: CK correspondent