Malsag Uzhakhov makes a speech at a rally in Magas in March. Photo: screenshot of the video by Fortanga.Org

13 July 2019, 23:40

Court leaves Ingush activist Malsag Uzhakhov in custody

The Supreme Court (SC) of Kabardino-Balkaria refused to grant an appeal filed against the arrest of Malsag Uzhakhov, the chairman of the Ingush Council of Teips (family clans), who was accused of calling for riots and attacks on law enforcers.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Malsag Uzhakhov was arrested after attending the March rally in Magas, and his detention in custody was extended until September 25. On July 2, the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" recognized Malsag Uzhakhov and four other leaders of the protests as political prisoners.

The appeal stated that the court did not provide sufficient grounds for the arrest of Malsag Uzhakhov, emphasized advocate Djabrail Kuriev. The defence intends to continue seeking the release of the activist.

According to the advocate, Malsag Uzhakhov does not understand what he is accused of.

Earlier, on July 3, the Supreme Court of Ingushetia cancelled the decision on bringing Malsag Uzhakhov to responsibility for participation in the October protests in Magas.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 13, 2019 at 01:25 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Umar Yovloy; Source: CK correspondent

All news

January 19, 2020 11:34

  • HRW claims restrictions to fundamental freedoms in Azerbaijan

    In 2019, the Azerbaijan's authorities continued to maintain rigid control, severely curtailing freedoms of association, expression, and assembly. Some of the persons sentenced on politically motivated charges remained in prisons, and the persecution of critics of the authorities continued, the international human rights organization "Human Rights Watch" (HRW) states in its report.

January 19, 2020 11:19

  • NAC reports liquidation of 11 IS* units in Dagestan

    In 2019, in Dagestan, the law enforcement bodies stopped activities of 11 secret units of the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization banned in Russia by the court. This was reported by Igor Sirotkin, the deputy director of the Russian FSB and the chief of the administration of the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC).

January 19, 2020 11:03

January 18, 2020 18:06

  • "Girchi" Party leader refuses to pay fine for participating in picket in Tbilisi

    In Tbilisi, the court imposed a fine on Zurab Djaparidze for participating in a protest action held by supporters of a change in the electoral system. The fine was imposed two months after the protest action had taken place. Zurab Djaparidze accused law enforcers of falsifying materials on his alleged failure to obey to the police. The activist claimed he would not pay a fine.

January 18, 2020 17:39

News archive