Human Rights Defenders Urged About Kidnappings
The Grozny branch of Human Rights Center “Memorial” reported that Russian occupant forces and their local collaborators kidnapped eight civilians in Chechnya.
According to a publication from Chechenews.com, local inhabitants have reported military action in the mountains of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Since September 22, a huge Kadyrovite “army”, supported by the Russian occupier air force and artillery, is trying to neutralize the activity of the Chechen mujahedeen in the Shatoi and Vedeno districts of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. But the Chechen mujahedeen groups who belong to the Armed Forces of Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, under the management of Chechen field commanders Aslanbek Vadalov, Tarkhan Gaziyev, Khusein Gakayev, Zaurbek Avdorhanov and other unit commanders, continue the resistance. On the other hand, eyewitnesses confirmed that dozens of injured accomplices of the Russian occupiers have been brought to the hospitals in Vedeno and Shali, and the corpses of Russian bandits were taken to an unknown destination by military helicopters.
While heavy fighting goes on in the mountains of Ichkeria, the occupant soldiers and their puppets, Kadyrov’s mobsters, are harassing the innocent Chechen civilians.
On September 24, at around 5am, over 100 Kadyrovites in 20 cars broke up into several groups and drove into the Davydenko village of Achkoi-Martan district in Chechnya. Almost simultaneously five villagers were kidnapped. The villager’s names are: Rasul Madaev, Isa Khabaev, his brother Musa Khabaev, Rakhman Maltsagov and Makhmud Salikhov, who has been disabled since childhood.
According to reports from Memorial, Kadyrov’s bandits carried out the same scenario everywhere in the village. They would break into a house without asking permission, take a man and then promise the relatives that they would release him after checking their documents and asking a few questions.
Another Davydenko villager, Aslan Khabaev, was taken from his house after dinner time. A second handicapped man, Abdulla Maltsagov, was kidnapped in Grozny while he was going to visit his mother.
Adam Yusupov, another resident of Davydenko village, disappeared on September 23. He had left from his house to go Grozny. The last time he was seen was by his neighbor on the “Kavkaz” highway near the exit for Achkoi-Martan. On the next day at around 7 am, the house of Adam Yusupov, where he lives with his uncle and grandfather, was raided by ten armed men, dressed in military camouflage. They started to ask questions about Adam’s father, who was a Chechen mujahedeen and shaheed (Insha’Allah), during the Komsomolskaya battle in 2000. When the Kadyrovites finally left, the administrator of the village said that Adam was kidnapped with other residents.
On the same day in the evening, Rasul Madaev, Musa Khabaev, Makhmud Salikhov and Rakhman Maltsagov were released. A few hours later Abdulla Maltsagov and Aslan Khabaev were also released.
Isa Khabaev and Adam Yusupov were kept in the puppet’s detention center in Achkoi-Martan. Isa’s sister managed to visit her brother and according to her testimony, Isa was in terrible condition with signs of torture on his body.
On September 25, Kadyrovites came back to the village and kidnapped Rasul Madaev, Abdulla Maltsagov and Makhmud Salikhov. Abdulla was at home and immediately was taken away. Rasul was not at home so the Kadyrovites took Rasul’s brother hostage and said that if Rasul did not come home, they would kill his brother. When he heard this, Rasul came back and was taken away. Makhmud was also not at home so using the loudspeaker from the village mosque, the Kadyrovites called on him to surrender. He did not appear at the moment, but later, in fear that bad things would happen to his family, Makhmud surrendered to the puppet forces.
Since then, Adam Yusupov, Isa Khabaev, Rasul Madaev, Abdulla Maltsagov and Makhmud Salikhov are in the Achkoi-Martan detention center.
Around the same time, a resident of the Dzhalka village of the Gudermes district of Chechnya was kidnapped due to claims that he was associated with extremists. According to the puppet regime, the 33 year old man was giving out religious books that contained extremist literature. The fate of this hostage is not known.
On September 27, a native of the Naurskaya district and a resident of the Katayama village were kidnapped by collaborators of the Russian occupants. According to the information, a 47-year old man from the Naurskaya district was taken hostage based on the claim that he was a former mujahidin. A 20-year old resident from the Katayama village was abducted in the Staropromyslovsky district of Grozny. He was accused of providing food and aid to the Chechen mujahedeen since last fall. The fate of these hostages is also not known.
*Text was translated by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobainco