Altercation Among Bandits Exposes Hidden Realities
The Russian newspaper “Novaya Gazeta” has reported that Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers are on strike because of the release of Ramzan Kadyrov’s bodyguards, who are accused of abduction, torture and extortation.
Everything started on August 23, 2011, when a group of armed bandits from the pro-Moscow regime in the Russian occupied Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and their friends abducted a native of Georgia from the “Daria” shopping mall in Moscow. They took their hostage to the basement of a home in the village of Meshchersky near Moscow, which belongs to a businessman named Nabi M. According to FSB data, the house has been used periodically to keep hostages. The armed bandits from the pro-Moscow regime asked for 3 million Rubles (about 75 thousand Euro) and a Lexus LX570 which is about 85 thousand Euro to release him. They also handcuffed their hostage to an iron table, beat him with an iron bar, and sexually harrassed him with a pool cue to convince him to pay. When the hostage ceased to show signs of life, he was dumped at a bus stop. Two hours later, by chance, someone saw the body and called an ambulance. The hostage was taken to the emergency room at hospital number 67 and managed to survive. In March 2012, he testified and a week later Kadyrov’s armed bandits were arrested. Meanwhile, it is important to note that the Georgian hostage is also a member of a high level criminal group. His group steals foreign cars and has good connections with police officers all around the Russia.
A short time after their arrest, the identities were released: Zelimkhan Israilov (aka Bislan Khakimov), security counselor of Ramzan Kadyrov; Khozh-Akhmed Israilov, guard for the protection of Ramzan Kadyrov and his family members, and a member of the pro-Moscow regime’s Nozhai-Yurt district Criminal Investigation Department; Adam Israilov, guard for the protection of Ramzan Kadyrov and his family members, and inspector the pro-Moscow regime’s traffic police department; Dzhambulat Makhmatmurziev, guard for the protection of Ramzan Kadyrov and his family members, and a member of the pro-Moscow regime’s Shelkovsky district Criminal Investigation Department; Muskhadzhi Musulayev, guard for the protection of Ramzan Kadyrov and his family members, and a member of the pro-Moscow regime’s Urus-Martan district Criminal Investigation Department; Yunus Rasikhadzhiyev, junior sergeant at the pro-Moscow regime’s Interior Ministry units; Ibragim-Bek Tagirov, a former police officer from Moscow; Muslim Kaygarov, a native of Chechnya, born in 1990; Mikhail Rabuyev, a native of Chechnya, born in 1990; Aslanbek Temirov, a native of Chechnya; Akhmed Dzamikhov, a native of Kabardino-Balkaria.
In the meantime, some unknown men from Grozny visited the principal investigator of the criminal case, Chingiz Berikov. They offered 3.5 million Euro to clear all the evidence and to release their men. Berikov refused the offer and tried to enlarge his investigation. But, however, on February 19, 2013, he was dismissed from the case and the case was transferred to another department. After a while the pro-Moscow regime’s bandits were released quietly.
During a meeting in a cafe in Moscow, FSB officers told Novaya Gazeta correspondents that it was an order from the top, the assistant director of FSB asked us to let them go and do not touch Kadyrov’s circle until the end of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014.
An FSB Major said that they were in Chechnya to collect evidence and they saw only a herd of bandits in uniforms and they were almost becoming hostages. Thus, he wished that they would take the suggested bribe.
Novaya Gazeta also claims that Ramzan Kadyrov has at least 30 armed bandits who permanently reside in Moscow and they have special permission to carry weapons and other equipment.
On the other hand, Ramzan Kadyrov’s press secretary Alvi Karimov refused all the claims as usual. “First of all, Kadyrov doesn’t have any personal guards. People around Kadyrov have never abducted or tortured anyone nor committed any crimes,” said Karimov.
However, photos taken from the mobile phones of released bandits say something else:
*Text was written by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco