Tumso Abdurakhmanov shows a video posted by Islam Nukhanov. Screenshot of the video on Abdurakhmanov's YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgggK05bEJ1BAQ2NTUn4igA

14 December 2019, 11:31

Blogger Abdurakhmanov treats Nukhanov's case as demonstrative execution

The criminal prosecution of Islam Nukhanov, who tried to video record rich houses of Kadyrov's retinue, is a "demonstrative punishment" for all the residents of Chechnya, who try to expose the authorities' wrongdoing, Tumso Abdurakhmanov, the well-known blogger, has stated. His subscribers have supported Islam's wife, who is seeking his release.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on November 9, the "Novaya Gazeta" informed about the detention in Chechnya of the 27-year-old Islam Nukhanov, who tried to make public the information about the luxurious life of Chechen officials. After beating up, Nukhanov was accused of storing weapon cartridges. His Islam wife, Elena Melnik, despite threats, has flown to Chechnya to seek his release.

The Chechen blogger, Tumso Abdurakhmanov, has linked the tough prosecution of Islam Nukhanov with the fact that the young man was his subscriber and watched his videos criticizing the Chechen authorities. The Chechen authorities, who tried to hold debates with the blogger, perceive their loss in the debates, he has stated, praising Nukhanov's wife for her courage.

In their comments to Abdurakhmanov's video, subscribers expressed their support for Elena Melnik, who is seeking her husband's release, despite the attacks.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 14, 2019 at 01:06 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

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