Archive Documents

You may find here the old articles, presentations, lectures and speeches related with Chechnya.


Information about the books that are related to Chechnya and the Chechens

Chechen Culture

Articles, materials and more about Chechen culture.


You may read the lyrics of the most famous Chechen songs, listen and also download them.


You may find here the poems that are written on Chechen people and also the poems by the very well known Chechen poets

Home » News

Message from Umar Israilov’s Widow

Submitted by on Saturday, 4 December 2010.    1,403 views No Comment
Message from Umar Israilov’s Widow

Today, our editorial board received an e-mail from the widow of slain Chechen refugee Umar Israilov, related to news published about her husband.

Here is the message:

I, the widow of Umar Israilov, who was killed by Kadyrov’s hit men on January 13, 2009, would like to refute some lies which have spread on the internet.

Some of the internet sources claim that my husband voluntarily joined the Russian invaders and their puppets in the occupied Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Such kinds of accusations have no real basis, as well as the allegations that he was an informant for the Austrian secret police. It is true that he had a pistol, but he bought it from the black market. A criminal case over this issue still continues and I was repeatedly interrogated by Austrian law enforcement agencies.

In brief, I am asking you not to believe these kinds of unjustified accusations about my late husband.

Best Regards,

Malika Israilova (Sagieva)
widow of Umar


*Text was translated by Waynakh Online from th original letter and edited by Michael Capobianco

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.