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NGO Staff Member was Kidnapped in Chechnya

Submitted by on Wednesday, 4 November 2009.    2,826 views One Comment
NGO Staff Member was Kidnapped in Chechnya

Zarema Gaysanova, 40 years old, a ngo staff member, was kidnapped from her house in Grozny by unknown armed people on October 31.

According to members of a non-governmental local Chechen organization which engages in human rights activities, on October 31, a few armed men came to house of Zarema Gaysanova in Darvin Street number 7, in Leninsky district of Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. They broke into the house, grabbed Zarema without any explanation, and then Zarema was taken away her to an unknown direction.

Danish Refugee CouncilAccording to her relatives, Zarema was working for Danish Refugee Council, an international human rights organization. On the other hand, Rikke Johannessen from Caucasus Desk of the Council, confirmed to news about Zarema.

Relatives of Zarema couldn’t find any information about her. They accused local gang members of FSB in Chechnya on this tragic event. Then on November 3, they appealed for help to Lyudmila Alekseeva, the head of Moscow-Helsinki Group, who was in Magas city of neighbouring Ingushetia for a conference about terrorism.

Until now, there isn’t any information about location and fate of Zarema Gaysanova.

One Comment »

  • Amal tobyolate said:

    Zarema gosyanova?wasn’t she the same one who made that herioc comment about kadyrovitsi last year?and she was charged for it by the chechen court?

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