Residents of Chechen village complained about police to Kadyrov, received new threats
The reason for the conflict were the houses built by residents of the Davydenko village, which were not entered in the village administration’s registry. The authorities announced their readiness to demolish the housing.
A conflict broke out between the residents of Davydenko village of Achkhoy-Martanovsky district and police officers in Chechnya. The citizens accuse the guardians of order of use of force against them and ask Head of the republic Ramzan Kadyrov to intervene in the situation and protect them from the lawlessness of law enforcers, as reported by the Kavkazky Uzel website.
The reason for the conflict were the houses built by the Davydenko village residents without being entered in the village administration’s registry. The authorities demanded that owners of illegal buildings paid a fine of 75 thousand rubles, otherwise threatening to demolish the buildings.
Residents of the village refused to pay, after which construction machinery was brought, accompanied by the police. There was a skirmish, during which law enforcers were beating people; three people were detained. According to the villagers’ report, the security officials opened fire during the conflict, injuring one person. One woman was taken to a hospital.
According to Kavkaz.Realii’s source, the events described unfolded on the evening of March 25. Almost two dozen young people were taken to the police station, but nearly all of them were released by the night. Only three detainees were kept in the police station of Zakan-Yurt, the Achkhoy-Martanovsky district, namely Aslanbek Khabaev, Supyan Saidov, and his son (they tried to protect women from being beaten by security forces). Serious accusations were brought against them under ‘Encroachment on the Life of an Officer of a Law-enforcement Agency.’
At night, the law enforcers returned to Davydenko, looking for the shells that had fallen during the operation. According to the website, the police officers thus tried to protect themselves from accusations of using weapons during the operation against civilians.
The villagers were outraged by the security officials’ actions. They have recorded an appeal to the head of Chechnya with a request to intervene and protect them from police officers. They have circulated their appeal through WhatsApp messenger. In the message, they also accuse Head of the district administration Alikhan Selmurzayev, who sanctioned the actions of law enforcers.
The message says that “people in police uniform cruelly treated residents of the village, beating not only men but also women, threatened death to those who would confront them, were swearing, took the phones of everyone who was filming the incident, detained several people and haven’t released them yet.”
Davydenko residents expressed confidence that Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov is unaware of what happened. They ask him to "help and stop this mess."
The locals organized a gathering against security officials’ atrocities. Video of the event is published on the Radio Marsho.
Following the incident, Head of Chechnya's parliament Magomed Daudov came to the village. According to Kavkaz.Realii, everyone who was captured in the video was taken to a school where they were threatened, demanding to say who "leaked the video on the Internet."
Since early February, there has been a preventive operation of the National Police of Ukraine in cooperation with the border and migration services called ‘Migrant’. Its aim is to identify and expel thieves in law and foreign crime lords out of the country.