Investigative Committee confirmed death of suspect in attack on policemen in Chechnya

Investigative Committee confirmed death of suspect in attack on policemen in Chechnya
Ramzan Kadyrov denied that detainees were executed in Chechnya on suspicion of attacking policemen

According to journalists, law enforcement officers of Grozny killed the young man.⁠

The Investigative Committee confirmed the death of Ismail Bergaev, suspected of attacking Chechen policemen. As Sosnitsky, the Acting Head of the Fourth Department for the investigation of priority cases of the Chechen ICR, said, the man was killed on December 20, 2016 as a result of gunshot wounds received during a shootout with the siloviki. This is reported by the human rights organization Memorial.

Earlier, Memorial told about two participants in the attack on security forces in Grozny on December 17, 2016 - Ismail Bergaev and Askhab Isaevitch Yusupov, who after the shootout were placed in the 9th city hospital with injuries. A criminal case was initiated on the facts of the attack on police officers.

According to Kavkazsky Uzel, on the night of December 25, they were killed by unknown people. The Head of the Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, denied these allegations. His words were confirmed by Minister of Health of the republic Elkhan Suleimanov, who stated that armed guards were assigned to the wounded. At the same time, Chechen law enforcement authorities refused to give any information about their condition to the present day.

Recall that Bergaev and Yusupov are figurants of the list published by Novaya Gazeta in the article This Was Execution of June 10, 2017. In this article, journalists told that after an attack on law enforcement officers, during which four law enforcement officers and seven criminals were killed, mass arrests took place in Chechnya. According to Novaya Gazeta, at least 27 people were killed on the night of January 26, 2017.

After this article, Commissioner for Human Rights Moskalkova appealed to the President of Russia with a report, but nothing is known about the further development of this story.

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