Murder of 18 y.o. detained in case of Grozny assault confirmed

Murder of 18 y.o. detained in case of Grozny assault confirmed
Photo from the shootout scene in Grozny on December 18

Memorial’s source has confirmed that Madina Shakhbieva, suspected of involvement in the December attack of militants on Grozny police, was killed by unknown in late December.

The source of the Memorial Human Rights Center has confirmed that Madina Shakhbieva, suspected of involvement in the December attack of militants on Grozny police, was killed by unknown in late December.

Shakhbieva, hospitalized with a wound, was taken to a hospital on December 20-something and later killed under unknown circumstances. She was buried in the cemetery of her native village Shalazhi in the Urus-Martan district of Chechnya. As noted by the human rights center’s interlocutor, there was a small funeral without obits.

In connection with this information, rights activists have sent a request to the Chechen Prosecutor's Office, the Department of the Investigative Committee, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the FSB.

According to the Memorial’s source, on her paternal line, the 18-year-old Shakhbieva had two brothers and two cousins working in the law enforcement bodies. After her relatives found out she might be involved in an armed gang, they abandoned her, considering that “Madina deserves to die.”

December 17, a group of bandits attacked police officers in Grozny. As a result, four people were killed, one injured. The Islamic State (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) claimed responsibility for the attack.

The same day, a special operation began in the Chechen capital. During the raids, seven suspected militants were killed and four others detained. The dead police officers were buried on December 19. However, the republic authorities refused to give out the killed members of armed forces to the relatives.

December 29, the Kavkazsky Uzel (‘the Caucasian Knot’) reported that three out of four detainees had been killed, namely 29-year-old Askhab Yusupov and Ismali Bergoev, as well as 18-year-old Madina Shakhbieva. All of them had previously been admitted to a local hospital with injuries.

According to the publication, December 25, the light was suddenly turned off in the hospital. During the blackout, a group of armed men killed the two detained youths. One of them was first dragged into the street and then killed in front of the medical facility.

December 31, Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov commented on the information to the Kavkazsky Uzel. He said that the information is “a blatant lie.” Minister of Health of the Chechen Republic Elkhan Suleymanov and Deputy Chief Physician of that very hospital Dukvakha Visaitov agree with that.

“I don’t think it’s necessary to discuss this blatant vile lie. I’m ready to admit this fish story a real story if in all that time the lights have gone out out in the hospital at least once, and if at least one unlawful act has been committed in the territory of the hospital or inside its buildings,” Kadyrov says on Instagram.

In early January, Head of the Chechen parliament and former Head of Kadyrov’s administration, Magomed ‘Lord’ Daudov drew attention to the online portal’s post. On his Instagram, the politician told about a certain ‘dog’ nicknamed Swede, whose tongue badly needs to be tamed. The picture attached to the post said “How to untie the Caucasian Knot?”

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