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Demonstrations for Dead Chechen in France

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Demonstrations for Dead Chechen in France

Local sources have reported that protests were held in Paris and Nice, demanding justice for Aslan Dashlakayev and condemning the actions of French police against Chechen refugees.

According to the reports, on the evening of June 16, a group of Chechen refugees gathered at the “Place Beaubourg” in Paris. The protesters condemned the behavior of French police and demand justice for Aslan Dashlakayev, who died in the police operation in Nice on June 7.

The same day, at 5:00pm, about 200 people gathered in front of the Palace of Justice in Nice. Access to the building was blocked by the police. “I am here to lodge a complaint against the unacceptable actions which endangered the lives of others and resulted in the death of our relative Aslan,” said Magomed, Aslan Dashlakayev’s cousin, who was there in the name of their family. He could not lodge the complaint because the registration office of the court was closed at the time. However, Magomed has been received by the secretariat of the prosecutor of Nice and made an appointment for next Thursday. “The registration office is closed at this hour. However, if this gentleman brought his complaint during the day, I would gladly take it,” said Éric de Montgolfier, a famous prosecutor in Nice.

Recall that on June 7, French intelligence agents conducted an operation in Nice and detained seven Chechen refugees. During the operation, Aslan Dashlakayev, a 26-year old Chechen refugee, panicked because of his traumatic past and tried to run away. He jumped from the window and died from his injuries. After the operation it was learned that all of the detainees were released due to their innocence. An initiative group organized a protest in Nice earlier.

*Text was written by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco

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