Was Degi Dudaev Arrested in Lithuania?
The Lithuanian news agency, Delfi has reported that our first President Dzhoxar Dudaev’s youngest son, Degi was arrested in Lithuania. However, Degi’s mother, Alla Dudaeva denied the allegations.
According to the news, on March 2nd, 27-year old Degi Dudaev was arrested in Vilnius on the Vilnius-Klaipeda Highway. Lithuanian frontier guards from the Operational Administration of the Protection Service of the state border stopped an Audi A6, which Degi was travelling in, with four other people. Claims say that Degi was carrying seven counterfeit Lithuanian passports with him. All of passengers were held in custody for two days, and then released. However, Degi Dudaev is not allowed to leave Lithuania.
Alla Dudaeva, the widow of Dzhoxar Dudaev, spoke to the “Georgian Online” news agency and denied the allegations. “It is not the first, nor the last attack by the media against our family. I am used to it. During all the years when Dzhoxar Dudaev was alive, and even after his death, they worked hard to discredit his name, which is the symbol of freedom and independence for the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. These attempts have been towards him, his loyal companions, and our family. The aim is to leave no hope for a bright future for the Chechen people, and just to accept the Russian invasion. However, now it is useless, because the time works for us,” said Mrs. Dudaeva.
*Text was translated by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco