Egyptian law enforcer. Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

25 February 2019, 23:15

Egyptian authorities blame Ingush detainees for extremism

The four students from Ingushetia detained in Cairo found their custody conditions in prison to be tolerable, but complained about the non-provision of an advocate and an interpreter at the trial, their relatives said. The head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Evkurov, has called the fifth detainee, whose fate is unknown, to be an alleged recruiter of militants.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that five students from Ingushetia were detained in Egypt in August 2018.

The trip to Egypt of relatives of the Ingush natives took place on February 14; and they found out that their sons are suspected of extremism.

According to the relatives, the young men are kept in acceptable conditions; they are not beaten up or tortured, and have no health problems.

The main accusation against the four students from Ingushetia detained in Egypt is extremism, Mr Evkurov has confirmed today. According to his story, the fifth detainee, Khizir Dugiev, whose fate is still unknown, could have been a recruiter.

He has suggested that not only the detained students from Ingushetia, but also people from other regions of Russia could get under the influence of Dugiev. "We are now checking the trail of the fifth missing person, a certain Dugiev, who appeared among them, and they all disappeared soon after that. According to our information, this Dugiev has long been under control of special services of certain countries," the TASS quotes Mr Evkurov as noting.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 25, 2019 at 07:51 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Oleg Krasnov; Source: CK correspondent

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