Screenshot of the post on Angela Kudzieva's Instagram.

13 March 2021, 11:15

North-Ossetian blogger Malika Djikaeva convoyed to a colony

The decision of the Supreme Court (SC) of Chechnya, which upheld the verdict to Malika Djikaeva, an Instagram blogger from North Ossetia, has come into force – she has been sent to a colony. The family will appeal against this decision.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Djikaeva was detained in Grozny on March 9, 2020, on suspicion of drug possession; and on December 11, 2020, the court sentenced her to three years in prison. Because of her arrest, Malika cannot receive her regular treatment at hospital, which results in auto-aggression bouts, her advocate, Inara Bedoeva, believes.

Examinations have confirmed that Malika Djikaeva did not use drugs, say the advocate. The girl's relatives are sure that the illegal substances had been planted on her in order to punish her for the shocking video clips posted on the Instagram.

The advocate believes that in Djikaeva's case of there are "violations and clear signs of falsification of material evidence."

"It's a pity that I couldn't get through to the head of Chechnya ... Now, Malika's life has been ruined," Djikaeva's mother, Angela Kudzieva, wrote on the Instagram.

In December 2020, Djikaeva's mother asked Ramzan Kadyrov to "have mercy" and help in the release of her daughter. The relatives were made clear that Kadyrov was not going to help Djikaeva, says her mother.

Let us remind you that Malika Djikaeva gained fame in social networks after posting her shocking video clips. These videos can be painfully perceived by Muslims, but they contain no direct attacks on Islam, Orientalists have pointed out.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on March 12, 2021 at 11:20 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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