Kidnapped Civilians Killed and Introduced as “Militant”
On July 19th and 20th, 2010, the puppet Chechen television channel showed the corpses of two “militants”, allegedly killed on July 13th, 2010 in the forest area of the Vedeno district in Chechnya. And on the same day some of the occupier’s media outlets reported on the “elimination of two fighters” in Chechnya.
Human Rights Center “Memorial” reported that one of them was Khusayn Isaevich Eskiev, born in 1981 in the Gekhi village of the Urus-Martan district in Chechnya and eventually who moved to Grozny, was abducted on November 2nd, 2009.
In September 2009, mobsters of the puppet police department (ROVD) in the Zavadskoy district of Grozny took Khusayn from his home in the Tsentoroi village. On the second day he was released. During his interrogation, bandits of the bloody regime used electric shock on Khusayn’s body. The real reason for his abduction is still unknown.
On November 2nd, 2009, one of the bandits who abducted him in September, called Khusayn’s mobile phone. The caller asked for a meeting, pointed out the place “Grozny Market Sabit”; described their car “VAZ-2110, yellow-silver metallic car” and promised to ask him a few questions on the spot and not to take him away. Khusayn told this information to his friends and family members and went to the meeting. In the market, he went up to the car which approached. He was asked to sit down in the car with them, but when he sat down the car left immediately. Since then, his relatives have searched for Khusayn all over the country, but to no avail.
After the kidnapping case, an unknown person called the relatives of Khusayn. He said that Khusayn was in Kurchaloi village but he did not specify the place. Khusayn’s mother contacted the puppet police departments and the Investigative Committee of the Russian Prosecutor’s Office about the case, but somehow they could not find him.
When Khusayn was abducted, there were no scars or scratches on his body. He was dressed in civilian clothes and had no beard. Meanwhile, the corpse that was shown on the puppet television channel in late July 2010, had no pinky or ring fingers on his right hand, and no pinky finger on his left hand. Khusayn was probably tortured and his torturers cut his fingers off. His hair and beard had also grown in strongly.
In the past, Khusayn’s surname was Amtaev. He was a member of one of the Chechen mujahedeen groups. In 2001 he was detained by the invader Russian forces and was sentenced by a Russian court in Astrakhan to 4.5 years of imprisonment. He was released after 3.5 years. Then he chose his mother’s surname Eskiev and tried to forget his past and start a new life. After he was released, he was repeatedly repressed. Once, he spent one month in the ROVD Zavodsky district of Grozny and was released for $1000 and a golden ring. Then, mobsters of Russian vassals in Chechnya kidnapped him two or three more times. According to his relatives, since 2001 he had no contact with mujahedeen groups. He had rented a car and was living freelance.
According to “Memorial”, the name of the second so-called “militant” is unknown. According to their records, the victim lived in the Achkoi-Martan village. He was kidnapped eight months ago, but the details are still unknown.
On July 21, the corpses were given to the victim’s relatives at the Grozny morgue. The traditional funeral cermeonies, however, were banned by the national traitors.
*Text was translated by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco