Four Civilians Abducted Over the Last Ten Days in Chechnya
Local sources report that at least 4 civilians have been abducted in the Russian occupied Chechen Republic of Ichkeria over the last ten days.
On May 20, a Chechen refugee in Azerbaijan named Muslim Bibulatov, born in 1953 and a native of Argun, went to Dagestan. However, at about 12.00am, in the city of Derbent, Dagestan, he was abducted by Russian Interior Ministry forces and handed over to the pro-Moscow regime’s armed bandits in the district of Shali, in the Russian occupied Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Bibulatov was an active supporter in the ranks of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and was close to our fourth President Abdulkhalim Sadulayev. In 2005, he and his family left Chechnya. Since then, they were living in the capital city of Baku, Azerbaijan and had been granted refugee status by the UN.
On May 22, a resident of Grozny, Beslan Baydulaev, born in 1977, disappeared without a trace in the village of Yandi, within the district of Achkoy-Martan. Beslan had arrived at his family’s country house in order to help with the household chores on May 21. He stayed at his cousin’s home late into the night and then went home to sleep. On May 22, early in the morning, villagers saw a lot of armed bandits from the pro-Moscow regime near his house. Beslan didn’t return to Grozny on that day. On May 23, Beslan’s relatives were ordered to the pro-Moscow regime’s unit in Achkhoy-Martan. When they arrived, they were told that on May 22 they tried to arrest Beslan, but he escaped. The Kadyrovites asked for Beslan’s whereabouts and threatened to burn down their house otherwise. On May 25, Beslan’s relatives were called to the pro-Moscow regime’s unit once again, where the Kadyrovites repeated their demands and threats. The relatives said that Baydulaev had been convicted of complicity with the Chechen Liberation Movement in 2009. For one year, he served out his sentence, and in 2010 he returned to Grozny. There, he started to live a quiet life; he married and had two children. Every week he went to sign in with the local unit of the pro-Russian regime. His relatives are certain that Beslan couldn’t have been in touch with the liberation movement, nor could he have run away, as he was the only caretaker of his elderly, ill father. According to them, Beslan had been unarmed; no one heard shots on the day of his disappearance. The relatives fear that he has been abducted, and is now illegally detained at an unknown location and experiencing violence.
On May 25, soldiers from the Russian Interior Ministry and armed bandits from the pro-Moscow regime conducted a joint punishment operation in the district of Grozny. A male civilian, born in 1983, was abducted from his house in the settlement of Ilinovskaya. The hostage is accused of providing assistance to members of the Chechen National Liberation Movement in 2002.
On May 27, soldiers from the Russian Interior Ministry’s North Caucasus Federal District and Grozny units, as well as armed bandits from the pro-Moscow regime conducted a punishment operation in the Zavodsky district of Grozny. A male civilian, born in 1983, was abducted from his house. The hostage is accused of being a member of the Chechen National Liberation Movement since December 2012.
*Text was written by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco