24 May 2019, 01:19
CaT achieves check of complaint of resident of Chechnya
Investigators have started, with an almost three-year delay, examining the complaints lodged by Ramazan Djalaldinov, a resident of the Sharoi District of Chechnya, about his prosecutions after his video appeal to Vladimir Putin about the problems of the village of Kenkhi, the Committee against Torture (CaT) has informed.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in April 2016, Ramazan Djalaldinov, a resident of Kenkhi, complained about the difficult situation in his village, indicating that for a long time villagers could not receive compensations for their houses destroyed during the warfare. After that, the house of the Djalaldinov family in Kenkhi was burnt down by some masked people; his wife and children left for Dagestan, and later Ramazan himself had to leave Chechnya because of threats received from the law enforcers.
Back in May 2016, Ramazan Djalaldinov complained to the CaT about persecutions because of his video appeal to Russian President. On May 24, 2016, Igor Kalyapin, the CaT chairman, sent a corresponding application to the Chechen Department of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF). However, the investigator refused to properly register the application.
Only this year, after the lawyers representing Djalaldinov's interests filed a complaint to the court, investigators agreed to register the application; and in late April, that is, three years after its initial submission, they began a check. The lawyers also demand to check the actions of the investigator, who had refused to register the application.
This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 23, 2019 at 09:09 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.