Nazarbayev Has Given Another Chechen to Russia
According to the Kazakhstan media, a Chechen refugee man was handed over to the Russian security services.
Surkho Dautov, a 33-year old Chechen citizen, has been detained by Almaty police in the village of Belgash in the Telgar district of Kazakhstan in April 2010. Russia had put him on the Interpol wanted list in August 2006. After his detention, the Russian Prosecutor General’s office sent the extradition request to Kazakhstan in May 2010.
Kuanyshbek Zhumanov, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Affairs of the Kazakhstan Republic said this at a briefing in Astana. He noted that the Russian law enforcement authorities have wanted Dautov since 2006 and finally, today he will be extradited from Kazakhstan.
According to claims from the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, “Surkho Dautov participated in a mujahedeen group, established in 2002 to carry out acts against the occupying Russian government, attacks on Russian invaders and the local national tratiors in Chechnya. As part of Dautov duties, he would provide transportation through the territory of the Chechnya for the mujahedeen , weapons, ammunition, explosives, food and so forth”.
All the charges against him are fabricated. It is known that Surkho participated in his country’s defense against the Russian occupation and his actions were in self-defense according to the international law rules. He was a former Chechen mujahed who belonged to the Armed Forces of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
His extradition is a violation of international law rules and Kazakhstan is aiding and abeting Russian criminals. It is more than likely that the fate of Dautov will be tragic. His life is in serious in danger. Even if he can manage to live, then he may face brutal torture in the notorious Russian prisons.
This is not the first time that Kazakhstan , under autocrat Nursultan Nazarbayev’s management, exradited Chechen’s in search of a refuge from the Russian aggression in Chechnya.
*Text was written by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco