Thieves in law search for mediator to resolve conflict with Caucasian diaspora
The influential Chechen thief in law Aziz Batukaev is called the most likely mediator in resolving the conflict between Caucasians and thieves in law.
The thieves in law, associated with Roland Gegechkori's clan (Roland Shlyapa) are searching for an influential truce that could relax the hostile atmosphere between the thieves and the representatives of the Chechen and Dagestani diaspora.
The conflict began after a mass beating of prison mosque parishioners, one of whom had previously beaten a thief in law for an offensive remark against the Chechens, by thief in law Ruslan Gegechkori's (Ruslan Zugdidsky, Shlyapa-Mladshy) confidants in one of the penal colonies of Tuva.
The news of the beating of Muslims has caused a wave of anger amongst Chechen and Dagestani users of social networks. Not only Ruslan Zugdidsky himself, but also his father Roland Shlyapa and other thieves from his clan have started receiving threats.
Last week, Gegechkori's relatives tried to hush up the conflict, promising the detained Caucasians peace on part of Shlyapa Mladshy in places of detention. However, since he himself has not offered an apology, the question remains open.
Thief in law Ruslan Gegechkori (Shlyapa-Mladshy, Ruslan Zugdidsky)
According to Rosbalt, in search of a mediator capable of 'correcting the situation', the thieves in law have appealed to Chechen crime lord Akhmed Dombaev (Akhmed Shalinsky), who is serving a sentence in North Ossetia. After Dombaev categorically refused, members of Roland Shlyapa's clan entered into negotiations with another Chechen thief in law Aziz Batukaev.
As noted by the outlet's source, Aziz, who is currently hiding in Chechnya and whom the Kyrgyz authorities have declared internationally wanted, is able to resolve the escalating conflict. But only provided that Ruslan Zugdidsky publicly apologizes to the beaten prisoners, the Chechen people, and all Muslims.
Chechens beaten in a Tuva colony
Meanwhile, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia's management is also concerned about the situation, the Rosbalt's source notes. Transfer of Ruslan Gegechkori to another colony is being considered.
Let us recall that the debacle in the Tuva colony took place when 20-30 prisoners from Shlyapa-Mladshy's side broke into the prison mosque and severely beaten Chechens and Dagestani who were performing namaz. Pictures of the beaten Muslim prisoners circled the social networks, resulting in the conflict going far beyond prison walls.
On September 21, kingpin Vladimir Vagin, aka Vagon, hanged himself. Two years earlier another thief in law Max Pioner also committed suicide. Vagon's lawyer does not believe in the version of suicide and intends to apply for a forensic medical examination.