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20 October 2020, 23:57

HRC "Memorial": two persons kidnapped in Rostov-on-Don by Chechen law enforcers

Chechen law enforcers detained two residents of the republic in Rostov-on-Don, took them to Achkhoi-Martan, and tortured them without informing their relatives about the detainees' whereabouts, the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" reported. Criminal cases are being fabricated against three other kidnapped men, residents of the Chechen-aul, the HRC "Memorial" states.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in September, the 1Adat Movement counted 53 residents of Chechnya kidnapped by law enforcers. According to the 1Adat Movement, out of the above kidnapped people, at least one was killed. The human rights defenders suggest that the data do not look overstated.

According to the HRC "Memorial", on October 4, 31-year-old Adam Dotmerzaev and 35-year-old Musa Ashakhanov, residents of the village of Samashki in the Achkhoi-Martan District of Chechnya, were detained in Rostov-on-Don.

The Chechen Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) called the detention of the young people the "preventive measures."

The HRC "Memorial" used its sources and identified the names of the seven detainees. Magomed Abdulvagapov, Magomed Dakaev, Arbi Amerkhanov, and Ikhvan Khatataev were kidnapped on August 28, while Adam Idigov, Aslan Aliev, and Adam Beroev were kidnapped on August 30. After a visit of top-ranking law enforcers, the detainees were transferred to a secret prison, and during a month, they were beaten, humiliated, and interrogated, while warders checked the contents of their mobile phones.

According to the HRC "Memorial", in September, 30-40 people were held in the above mentioned secret prison.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 20, 2020 at 07:00 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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