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15 April 2019, 17:42

On April 8-14, 2019, no one fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus

During the week of April 8-14, 2019, no victims to the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus were reported. These are the results of the calculations run by the "Caucasian Knot" based on its own materials and information from other open sources.

Resident of Dagestan claims torture after detention

On April 11, it was reported about the detention and torture of Ramazan Alibiev, a resident of the Bammatyurt village in the Khasavyurt District, who disappeared at night on March 10. According to the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial", a Ramazan Alibiev' car was stopped by law enforcers, and he was taken away by them to some unknown destination. Ramazan Alibiev told an advocate that law enforcers tortured him to force him to confess providing help to a former Chechen militant and he agreed to sign a confession. They put a pistol in his hands and said that it belonged to him. On March 20, Ramazan Alibiev retracted his confession, and his relatives filed a complaint of torture.

The court arrested Ramazan Alibiev till April 10 on the charge of possessing a gun, and then the term of his arrest was extended for a month. On April 11, the Ramazan Alibiev's defence challenged his arrest at the Supreme Court (SC) of Dagestan. According to the advocates, law enforcers demand from Ramazan Alibiev to plead guilty.

Law enforcers detain Raip Ashikov's brother

On April 13, Police Colonel Ziyavudin Ashikov, the acting head of the Kaspiysk Police, was detained in Dagestan. He is accused of an attempt on the law enforcer's life. Earlier, his brother Raip Ashikov, the former head of the Makhachkala UVD (District Interior), was detained in the case on financing of militants. An advocate associates the investigative actions involving Ziyavudin Ashikov with the law enforcers' intention to put pressure on his brother.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on April 15, 2019 at 02:06 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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