Participants of the rally in Magas, March 2019. Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

13 March 2020, 16:39

Sources report searches within the case of violence at rally in Ingushetia

Law enforcers are conducting searches in two houses of residents of Sunzha, sources have reported. According to their story, the searches have to do with the protests held in Magas in March 2019.

On March 5, within the inquiry into clashes in Magas, Ingush law enforcers conducted searches in three dwelling settlements. At least six people were detained, Akhmed Chakhkiev and Akhmed Dugiev among them. Another local resident Magomed Aushev was put on the wanted list. Later, four detainees were released; and Chakhkiev was placed into custody.

The participants of the rally in Magas, who opposed the border agreement with Chechnya, refused to disperse after the end thereof. The next day, March 27, 2019, during the dispersal of the remaining activists, there were clashes with law enforcers. In April 2019, mass arrests of activists began in the republic. According to the calculations of the "Caucasian Knot", at least 29 of them became figurants in criminal cases.

The recent law enforcers' operative actions may be related to the case about the use of violence against policemen during protests in Magas in 2019, the source of the newspaper "Ingushetia" has suggested.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on March 13, 2020 at 11:48 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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