The flags of Russia and Ingushetia at the rally in Magas, March 17, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

19 November 2020, 23:50

Court extends arrests for leaders of Ingush protests

A court extended for six months the arrests for Ingush activists Akhmed Barakhoev, Musa Malsagov, Bagaudin Khautiev, Barakh Chemurziev, Malsag Uzhakhov, Akhmed Nalgiev, and Zarifa Sautieva, accused of creating an extremist community.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on March 26, 2019, residents of Ingushetia extended a rally in Magas without a sanction from the authorities. After that, clashes occurred between the protestors and the police at the rally. By the end of September, the verdicts to 25 out of 44 activists accused of involvement in the clashes with the law enforcers came into force.

According to Fatima Urusova, an advocate of Akhmed Barakhoev, the defendants voiced complaints about the conditions of detention in a SIZO (pre-trial prison). The advocate has also added that the defence will request the court to invite doctors to provide the medical treatment for Akhmed Barakhoev.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 19, 2020 at 12:34 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Asya Kapaeva; Source: CK correspondent

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