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25 August 2020, 10:57

Sources name Gadamauri, extradited to Russia, among militants killed in Ingushetia

One of the two men killed during the counterterrorist operation (CTO) conducted in Ingushetia on August 6 turned out to be Khusen Gadamauri, a native of Chechnya, who was extradited from Germany in 2017 under Russia's guarantees, sources have reported. Human rights defenders assert that asylum requests in Europe, especially submitted by North-Caucasians, are considered superficially.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on August 6, a CTO was undertaken in Nazran and the village of Sagopshi, Malgobek District of Ingushetia, during which two militants were killed and one detained. Sources named Muslim Evloev, a champion of Asia in freestyle wrestling, as one of the casualties, but others have added that he was not killed, but escaped. Evloev's acquaintance has stated that he did not share extremist views.

Ekkehard Maas, the head of the German-Caucasian society in Berlin, has confirmed that the extradited Khusen Gadamauri was killed in the CTO. According to his story, the situation with refugees from Chechnya and Northern Caucasus in Europe has deteriorated in recent years.

To protect the lives of asylum seekers, it is important that the state where they turn to for help, considers applications as a priority, Alexei Obolenets, an advocate, believes. He sees no prospect of eliminating such legal errors in Europe in the future without pressure from the civil society.

Svetlana Gannushkina, the head of the "Civil Assistance" Committee, has noted the presence of a prejudiced attitude towards North-Caucasian natives applying for asylum to European countries.

"There's a bias element related to the fact that our authorities managed to create the image of terrorists out of refugees," Ms Gannushkina has noted.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 25, 2020 at 00:38 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Alikhan Mamsurov; Source: CK correspondent

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