Chairman of the initiative group 'Port-Petrovsk' Ernest Gamzatov (left) came to support Murtazali Gasanguseinov. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the Caucasian Knot

18 July 2019, 00:16

Murtazali Gasanguseinov declares his indefinite protest action in Makhachkala

Officials once again ignored a picket held by Murtazali Gasanguseinov, whom the authorities refused to sanction a rally with the demand for an effective investigation into the case on the murders of sons. Murtazali Gasanguseinov intends to seek a meeting with the Mayor of Makhachkala.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on July 15, Murtazali Gasanguseinov went on a solo picket in Makhachkala with the demand to sanction holding a rally of 5000 people in support of a fair investigation into the case on the murder of his sons. The protest action ended with a meeting with an official from the Makhachkala Mayoralty, who promised to report the picketer's demand to the Makhachkala Mayor. Murtazali Gasanguseinov himself treated the meeting as unsuccessful. For 15 times, the authorities refused to sanction holding a rally, reported Djambulat Gasanov, who represents the interest of the Gasanguseinov family.

Nabi, 17, and Gasangusein, 19, Gasanguseinov were shot dead on August 23, 2016, during a law enforcers' counterterrorist operation (CTO) conducted in the Shamil District of Dagestan. Law enforcers had stated that the casualties were members of a militant grouping, but their fellow villagers insisted that the Gasanguseinov brothers were just shepherds.

Today, Murtazali Gasanguseinov has again held a solo picket in front of the Makhachkala administration building. The protest action lasted about two hours. None of the administration officials came out to the picketer, reported the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent, who attended the place.

"Today, I have come here once again. I declare my indefinite protest action. I will come here as long as it will be necessary to come here, and I have no other goal. I will stand here until City Mayor Salman Dadaev meets me or my rally is sanctioned," Murtazali Gasanguseinov told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 17, 2019 at 06:45 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Patimat Makhmudova; Source: CK correspondent

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