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Ozdiev Family is a Victim of Puppet Regime in Chechnya

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Ozdiev Family is a Victim of Puppet Regime in Chechnya

Human Rights Center “Memorial” reported that Ozdiev family are seriously under threat of puppet regime in Chechnya.

On May 17, 2010, Shakhab Ozdiev applied to Svetlana Gannushkina, a member of the Board of HRC Memorial, chair of the Civic Assistance Committee. Shakhab is one of the brothers Ozdievs – not long ago successful Chechen businessmen. He gave her the letter addressed to the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev to Gannushkina.

On May 18, during the discussion before the meeting of the North Caucasus NGOs with the Russian President, Gannushkina gave the letter of the Ozdievs to Ella Pamfilova – the chair of the Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation. In the letter the Ozdievs asked to defend them from the destruction of their business and from illegal criminal persecution.

There was an attempt of criminal persecution of the Ozdiev brothers in 2008. Several fabricated criminal cases were opened against them at a puppet court in Chechnya. The whole year the investigation was being carried out resulting in the closure of all the cases because of the absence of a criminal act. Dzhabrail Ozdiev had spent six months in puppet Kadirov’s terrible prison and was released with a right to rehabilitation. During this time Ozdievs’ family business was irreplaceably damaged. The work of the companies PFK IMM and OOO Leader belonging to them was paralyzed.

Natalya Estemirova, “Memorial” member, abducted in Chechnya and shot on July 15, 2009, participated actively in the defence of the Ozdievs.

On May 21, 2010,  Ozdievs’ two relatives were kidnapped by gang members of Kadirov. At 7:30 pm Isa Ozdoev’s car was stopped. Isa was taken out of the car and taken to the Kurchaloy OVD. An hour and a half before Isa’s nephew Belal Ozdiev had been detained in a restaurant by Ramzan Kadirov’s guards. A car and legally formalized firearm was taken from Belal to the Zavodskoy OVD of Grozny.

Both Ozdievs were forced to do that supposedly for disobedience to the puppet authorities. According to the relatives, the witnesses of the detentions say that both detained were being beaten, Isa’s cloths were torn and covered with blood.

On May 22, 2010 Gannushkina submitted an application by fax to the puppet regime’s so-called Public Prosecutor Mikhail Savchin with the request to take immediate measures for admitting the lawyer to the detained. However, puppet Public Prosecutor’s office demonstrated total powerlessness in such easy work as admitting a lawyer to the detained civilians.

“Memorial” only managed to receive information that both Isa and Belal Ozdievs were accused of administrative offence (disobedience to an order of a gang member of Kadirov) because their cars impeded the motion of the puppet Kadirov’s motorcade.

Such an accusation seriously concern by “Memorial” because everyone who hinders Ramzan Kadirov is for sure in great danger.

On May 22, 2010 acting municipal puppet judge of the 18th department of Zavodskoy district of Grozny A. Khizriev sentenced Belal Ozdiev to 15 days of administrative arrest. The car and the firearm were not returned, the lawyer did not take part in the court hearings.

The puppet court decision says: “On May 21, 2010 at 6:30 pm in the city of Grozny on the Putin avenue near house 1 during the moving of a human butcher Kadirov’s motorcade the column was cut in front of by a car Lexus GS300 without marking driven by Ozdiev Bilal Magomedovich who after the stop did not react at the reprimand, demonstrated malicious disobedience to gang members of Kadirov.”

Some time later Isa Ozdiev was taken to the puppet court. He was also sentenced to 15 days and persuaded not to complain of beating up. The puppet court decision was not given to the Ozdievs.

Bir süre sonra İsa Ozdiev, kukla mahkemeye çıkarıldı. O da 15 gün idari hapis cezasına çarptırıldı ve yediği dayak hakkında şikayetçi olmaması için ikna edildi! Kukla mahkemenin kararları Ozdievlere verilmedi.

Isa wrote an application himself: “Yesterday, on May 21, 2010, I arrived from Khasavyurt at my mother’s. Before coming back home from Khasavyurt I decided to see my manufacturing entity situated near the entrance of the village of Bachi-Yurt from the side of the village of Mayrtup. Two black cars Lada Priora and Jeep Land Cruiser started winking their lights at me not far from my parents’ house. I stopped. They reached me and asked to follow them to the puppet regime’s military department situated on the outskirts of the the village. I did not object at all and went there. Having arrived I asked the head of the department Suliman Kaimov to let me go back to Khasavyurt. He ordered his subordinates to drive the car somewhere and detain me till his arrival. In 20 or 30 minutes he with the head of Kadirov’s guard arrived. Suliman Kaimov started beating me up ordering his subordinates to knock me down, he started beating me, dealing blows by legs and arms till the head of the guards did not order to stop the beating. After all that I was taken to the Kurchaloy department and I am accused of disobedience to the members of Kadirov’s personal army.”

Despite numerous complaints, Ozdiev was not examined to register beatings. A doctor invited by an investigator does not venture to do his work scared of the participants of the beating up. He only draws up a report of medical examination to state the absence of intoxication. The doctor does not seem to notice that there is a severely beaten man in front of him.

They do not allow to give food to Isa Ozdiev being in one of the prisons of puppet Kadirov. Relatives are not allowed to see him. He is not rendered medical assistance.

On Isa Ozdiev’s photo taken during court hearings the shirt is covered with blood, scratches and bruises are seen on the face. Isa’s nose and ribs are likely to be broken. Isa complains on bad pain in kidneys and chest.

According to the latest information Shakhab was called to a special detention center where Isa was. Isa was severely beaten, lied unconscious. Isa needs immediate medical assistance but is not taken to the hospital.

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