Kidnapped Chechen Announced to be Liquidated Militant
Gang members of puppet regime in Chechnya have handed over the body of a 21-year-old citizen of the city of Argun to his relatives. He was kidnapped by armed persons several months ago, after he had been released from a station of national traitor Kadirov’s forces. The mobsters asserts that the young man was killed in the recent armed clash with members of the Chechen mujahedeens. However, human rights activists and his relatives are sure that he fell victim of an extrajudicial execution.
The story of Alikhan Markuev, 21, a resident of Argun, became broadly known due to human rights activists and journalists of the “Novaya Gazeta”. In the end of August, the paper published an article about the fate of former Chechen mujaheed Alikhan Markuev.
The young man, who was amnestied in 2008, this summer became an object of steadfast attention of mobsters of puppet Kadirov. He was repeatedly summoned to interrogations, tortured and beaten, and at night on August 2, after being released from the national traitors’ military building in Argun, Alikhan was kidnapped by a group of armed persons in masquerade masks. A week ago, gang members of pro-Moscow Chechen authorities told his relatives that Alikhan Markuev was killed in a skirmish that took place in the Shali District.
“In 2007, Alikhan Markuev, together with his several friends, went to the forest and joined Chechen mujahedeens. His family got under pressure. The pro-Moscow puppet Argun authorities even tried to violently move the Alikhan’s families out of the city. Mobsters of puppet Kadirov rushed into their homes, threatened with execution and demanded to return children home. Last year, they came back. One of the Chechnya’s TV channels gave a special report, where Ibragim Temirbaev, head of puppet administration of Argun, solemnly guaranteed safety to Alikhan Markuev. As far as I know, after his return from the forest he worked at different construction sites and lived a normal life. Pro-Moscow regime had no claims to him,” one of Chechen human rights activists, familiar with this case, told the “Kavkaz-Uzel“.
According to his story, gang members of national traitors started persecuting Alikhan this summer, after several terrorists-suicide bombers blew themselves up in Grozny and other cities. One of them was Ruslan Mukhadiev, a native of Argun, who went to join Chechen mujahedeens in summer of 2007 together with Markuev.