Khachukayev was Released
Arbi Khachukayev, the head of Chechen public organization “Pravo” (Law) in Grozny, had been detained on November 5 2009, was released yesterday.
In the evening of November 5, Khachukayev was detained in Moscow and forcibly taken to Grozny. All the evening, human rights activists tried to clear up why Hachukayev was detained and where he would be taken. The following morning Khachukayev was interrogated in Nadterechny district gang-members department of Grozny. Source from Chechnya says that Arbi was suspected of being involved in actions of Chechen mujahedeens. However, after the interrogation Khachukayev was released without any accusation brought against him.
According to Kavkaz-Uzel, the current story is that the puppet Kadirov’s gang members wanted to question him in connection with the death of his younger brother, Aslambek Khachukayev (18 years old) who was killed as a “suspected fighter” near Alkhan-Kala village of Grozny on October 20. The puppet authorities, though, denied this but confirmed that they wanted to “interrogate” him (they didn’t say about what). Khachukayev was arested and then apparently taken to Grozny, interrogated and released.
Let’s remind you, Arbi Khachukaev is an ordinary resident of Chechnya. Since 2000, he has been engaged in defence of human rights and was heading a public organization “Pravo” (Law); he’s a family man and has two small children – boys of 2 and 4 – and a pregnant wife.