Anri Ateiba. Photo: Facebook/David Dasania

15 September 2021, 17:15

Law enforcers explain death of a detainee in Gagra by suicide

Anri Ateiba, a resident of Abkhazia, died in a hospital a month after a suicide attempt in a temporary detention facility, the Prosecutor’s Office reported. Relatives of the deceased young man believe that law enforcers were involved in his death.

On September 14, Anri Ateiba died in the hospital. He never regained consciousness after falling into a coma in August. In connection with the above fact, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Gagra District launched a pre-investigation check.

The Prosecutor’s Office explained that on August 12, Anri Ateiba was found unconscious in the IVS (temporary detention facility) of the Interior Division for the Gagra District.

“At about 1:30 a.m. on August 12, 2021, Anri Ateiba, who was kept at the IVS of the Interior Division for the Gagra District, was found while attempting to commit suicide [...], and after that he was transported to the Gagra central regional hospital,” the Prosecutor’s Office of the Gagra District reports on its official website.

In turn, relatives of 24-year-old Anri Ateiba believe that he was driven to suicide at the IVS. “He was driven to commit suicide at the IVS. I have the entire evidence,” quotes, in particular, today the “Kavkaz.Realii”* the mother of the deceased young man as saying.

Journalist David Dasaniya also believes that his grand-nephew Anri Ateiba died as a result of the beatings inflicted by law enforcers. “This [...] is the result of the lawlessness in which Abkhazia plunged in the post-war period,” the edition quotes David Dasaniya as claiming.

* A fragment of a message created and disseminated by a foreign mass media outlet acting as a foreign agent.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 15, 2021 at 11:53 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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