Human Rights Council to check information on beatings of relatives of detained in Chechnya

Human Rights Council to check information on beatings of relatives of detained in Chechnya
Head of the presidential Human Rights Council (HRC) Mikhail Fedotov Photo: RIA Novosti / Maxim Blinov

The Human Rights Council is verifying the information received.

Human rights defenders sent a letter to the Head of the presidential Human Rights Council (HRC), Mikhail Fedotov, with information about the beating of relatives of the men detained in Chechnya.

We are talking about Magomed Taramov and Jamalay Tazbiev from the village of Krasnaya Turbina, who are accused of preparing for participation in an illegal armed formation. This was previously written by Novaya Gazeta. Residents of the village and their relatives stood up for the accused and sent a collective statement in the name of Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika. In the appeal, in particular, it was said that Taramov and Tazbiev were tortured, demanding to stipulate themselves and acquaintances.

However, after this letter the authors were summoned to the police and beaten, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Mikhail Fedotov.

Taramov and Tazbiev were detained at the end of January 2017 during raids provoked by the December murders of policemen in Grozny. Only a month and a half later, the detention was officially registered. Now hearings on the case are held in the Staropromyslovsky Court of Grozny. The main proof of the guilt of the defendants is a sincere confession. Neighbors of young people, whom the investigation attracted as witnesses, also decided to "tell what really happend" at the trial.

As Mikhail Fedotov told RIA Novosti after receiving information about the beating of relatives of detainees, the HRC is engaged in fact-checking through the Human Rights Council under the Head of the Chechen Republic.

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