Terror Against Ordinary Civilians Continues
Local sources and regional websites have reported that three ordinary civilians were abducted in Chechnya over the last three days.
On November 15th, a 50 year old man, who is a local resident of the Achkoi-Martan district in Chechnya, was abducted by gang members from Kadyrov’s puppet regime. The man was beaten and threatened. The puppet sources claim that he was arrested as a kidnapping suspect, but after the interrogation he was released. The fate of kidnapped man is unknown.
However, the website Kavkaz Uzel reported that on November 14th, the Kadyrovites beat and then abducted two young men in the city of Urus-Martan, Chechnya.
“In the afternoon of November 14th, my friend and I were in the auto market in the center of Urus-Martan. Some Kadyrovites in uniforms showed up in two Uazax cars. They started to talk with the owners of the cars. Then they saw a car which had tinted windows. They asked to remove the tints immediately. The young man told them that he was not the owner of the car so he could not do it. Upon hearing this, one Kadyrovite hit his face and a fight broke out between them. As a result, several Kadyrovites beat the man,” said Salman I. who was an eyewitness.
“When the noise began, people started to run there to stop them. The Kadyrovites fired into the air and shouted that no one would come near them. Ten to twelve Kadyrovites beat the two young men and nobody was allowed to stop them. Then they rushed them into a car and took off,” said another eyewitness, local resident Ruslan Ch.
The puppets claim that using cars with tinted windows is forbidden. But some residents ignore this rule and provoke the Kadyrovites. However, another local resident Ruslan Sh. said something different. “To have such kind of windows isn’t prohibited anywhere in Russia. If there is a rule, Kadyrovites must also obey it, but they drive tinted window cars. This rule is just for ordinary citizens,” said Ramzan Sh.
*Text was translated by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco