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Three Residents of Roshni-Chu Kidnapped in Chechnya

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Three Residents of Roshni-Chu Kidnapped in Chechnya

A local resident said to Kavkaz-Uzel, in the end of last week, bandits of the puppet authorities kidnapped three residents of Roshni-Chu village, located in the foothill Urus-Martan District of Chechnya.

“The kidnapping took place in Grozny, where gangs of the national traitors forced away three young men: Khasam Masaev and his friends Sharip and Ramzan, whose surnames I don’t know” the resident of Roshni-Chu said.

“According to some sources, the guys are kept in the ROVD (temporary detainment facility) of the Urus-Martan District, while according to other ones – their whereabouts are unknown. Now, their relatives try to find out at least anything about their further fate and the reason of their detention. Earlier, three young guys had been taken away from our village; one of them after beatings and torture was released, and two are still in custody,” the source continued and added that the detainees were forced to give confessional evidences.

The puppet authorities in Chechnya refused to confirm the facts of kidnappings. At the same time, local human rights activists mark that it is not so easy to submit an application on kidnapping to Chechen puppet forces. “As a rule, local puppet authorities refuse to accept kidnapping applications for three days, asserting that if the person does not appear within these days, only then it will be possible to say that he or she was really kidnapped. During this time, the kidnapped person is already ‘treated’, demanding to confess of committing some crime. And if the poor guy ‘confesses’ under torture, he is then documented by a detainee by backdating,” said a leader of one of local human rights NGOs and added that he had personally faced this sort of cases.

The source has also noted that in many cases relatives of kidnapped persons prefer not to disclose the fact. “Some people hope that they will manage to deal and ‘pull out’ the victim by using personal ties. Others are afraid to harm the victim in this way or other. Finally, there are such people, who don’t trust the puppet forces, so-called Prosecutor’s Office of puppet regime and the authorities, same as human rights activists,” he has emphasized.

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