Chechnya: Abducted, Beaten, Released
Human Rights Center “Memorial” has reported that on June 10, 2011, around 10:00pm on the road between the villages of Tsotsin-Yurt and Geldagana in the Kurchaloevsky region of the Chechen Republic, the drivers and passengers of passing cars became witnesses of an adduction.
A car VAZ-2112 was driving to the village of Geldagena from Tsotsin-Yurt. Not arriving at the village, the car caught up with an automobile, in which three armed men sat. One of these men pointed his weapon at the driver of VAZ-2112 and demanded that he pull over. Both cars stopped, the armed men beat the driver of VAZ-2112 and shoved him into the trunk of their car. The abducted man’s car was towed to the side of the village of Geldagena.
As it turned out, the abducted man was 30-year-old resident of the village of Kurchaloy, Aslambek Shataev, who lives in an apartment building on A. Sheripova street.
Relatives found him on June 11 in the pro-Russian regime’s police station of the village of Yaplhoi-Mokhk in the Kurchaloevsky region, that day he was released. It is known that Shataev was severely beaten, that he received a concussion and severe bruising. His relatives declined to discuss his injuries.
According to other villagers, Shataev doesn’t drink, smoke, and has no criminal connections. They cannot fathom for what reason he was kidnapped and beaten. It is possible that such cases of abductions are not rare in this area, but the majority are not reported because of relatives’ fears. The case of the abduction of Shataev became public thanks to the fact that many witnessed it.