21 October 2019, 18:58

On October 14-20, 2019, no one fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus

During the week of October 14-20, 2019, no one fell victim to the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus. These are the results of the calculations run by the "Caucasian Knot" based on its own materials and information from other open sources.

Law enforcers conduct a raid near Makhachkala mosque

On October 18, law enforcers conducted another raid near the "Tangim" Mosque in Makhachkala. That time, they were checking believers' IDs before collective prayer, and not after it, like earlier. More than 60 law enforcers were involved in the raid. The Dagestani Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) reported that ordinary measures took place near the "Tangim" Mosque and no one was detained.

Residents of Chechnya appeal to human rights defenders after disappearance of a relative

On October 18, it became known that on September 9, 47-year-old Ramzan Shaikhaev, who had arrived in Argun in Chechnya to visit his sick father, disappeared. Relatives filed complaints to the police and the Prosecutor's Office, as well as the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial". Last summer, Ramzan Shaikhaev and his wife were already detained by Chechen law enforcers who did not bring any charge against them, but kept a wife of Ramzan Shaikhaev for several days and himself for a month. The law enforcers set free the spouses, but seized their car, gold jewellery, and other valuables, relatives claim. Friends of Ramzan Shaikhaev believe that he aroused interest among law enforcers solely because of his appearance: being a devout Muslim, he wore a long beard.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 21, 2019 at 03:38 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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