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Grozny Resident Claims to Have Been Abducted and Tortured

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Grozny Resident Claims to Have Been Abducted and Tortured

Murad Amriev complains that he was tortured by a local high-ranking pro-Moscow police officer Magomed Dashaev and applied to human rights defenders for legal assistance.

According to Murad, late in the evening on August 25, he was giving a ride to his father to the center of Grozny. A few minutes after they separated, his car was blocked by a black “Lada-Priora”. Three men ran out, pushed Murad into their car with his t-shirt pulled over his face and drove him away. It should be noted that these circumstances are confirmed by a resident of a neighboring house who wishes to remain anonymous.

Mr Amriev asserts that he was taken to the pro-Moscow regime’s Directorate of the Interior (UMVD) premises at Prospekt Isaeva street in Grozny city. There he was kept under detention in handcuffs for two days being severely beaten, humiliated, hung from the ceiling, and tortured with electricity. Murad states that one of his abductors was Magomed Dashaev, a high-ranking official in the pro-Moscow regime’s Ministry of the Interior in the Russian occupied Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.

Murad mentioned that he had already been detained at Magomed Dashaev’s command in 2010, because they were believing that Murad’s elder brother attempted to kill Magomed Dashaev in 2008. However, the elder Amriev has moved from Chechnya to Germany long ago, and now armed bandits of Kadyrov find it difficult to reach him.

This time the officer was interrogating Murad on the same issue but with much severer attitude. According to Murad, he did not possess the necessary information, but he was forced to sign several documents under the torture.

Two days later, in the evening of August 27, Magomed Dashaev and his armed men brought Murad back home to his parents. About 15 men entered the Amrievs’ apartment. Negotiations started. Dashaev’s main demand was to have Murad’s elder brother back in Chechnya. However, due to security concerns the Amrievs could not guarantee his returning. This did not satisfy Magomed Dashaev, so he immediately stood up and left. The Amrievs were told that if the elder brother does not come back, Murad will bear all the responsibility for the attempt to murder Dashaev in 2008.

The next day Murad was requested to appear in the pro-Russian regime’s police department again. The young man did have serious grounds to fear for his life, so he decided not to go. Now he is receiving medical treatment outside the Russian occupied Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.

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