Victim of extrajudicial execution in Chechnya is niece of Shamkhan Shakhbiev, Moscow chief collector 

Victim of extrajudicial execution in Chechnya is niece of Shamkhan Shakhbiev, Moscow chief collector
Shamkhan Shakhbiev

18-year-old Madina Shakhbieva was killed by relatives to rehabilitate the family in the eyes of society. Novaya Gazeta provided new evidence of mass extrajudicial executions in the Republic.⁠

Novaya Gazeta provided further evidence of extrajudicial executions that took place in the Chechen Republic in January 2017.

Recall that the mass detentions of residents of Chechnya were associated with attacks on policemen in Grozny, which occurred on the night of December 18, 2016. Then several armed men attacked the house of a police officer and took over his car. During the chase, they shot down a traffic police officer. Most of the attackers were eliminated, and three were wounded and detained - Askhab Yusupov, Ismail Bergaev and 18-year-old Madina Shakhbieva. They were taken to the hospital No. 9 of Grozny.


Novaya Gazeta received a photographic table of detainees drawn up by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Chechnya

In the hospital, according to the Kavkazsky Uzel, the detainees received medical assistance. In particular, it was reported that Madina Shakhbieva got her leg with a bullet amputated. Meanwhile, it was noted that the state of all three allowed them "to take part in investigative actions."

However, a note on the police photo near Shakhbieva's photo says: "On December 22, 2016, she died at the hospital No. 9". The circumstances of the death of the 18-year-old girl are unknown to this day. Novaya Gazeta is sure that the so-called 'murder of honor' was committed. The fact is that Madina was the niece of Chechen silovik Shamkhan Shakhbiev, known under the nickname Bandit.


Shamkhan Shakhbiev, known in narrow circles as the Bandit, is called almost the main collector of Moscow. Shakhbiev leads a group of Chechens who are engaged in providing collection services in Moscow, supporting force schemes for raiders, organizing illegal gambling establishments, and drug trafficking. According to the CrimeRussia, Shahbiev enjoys the support of Adam Delimkhanov and is part of the so-called Chechen Regiment, he was transferred to Moscow to ensure the protection of major politicians and 'respectable' businessmen from Kadyrov's entourage.

Human rights activists of Memorial claim that "the girl was taken alive by relatives and subsequently killed". So, the 'murder of honor' could rehabilitate the family in the eyes of society.

As for Bergaev and Yusupov, they were, according to Novaya Gazeta, shot a month later in Grozny on the territory of the regiment of the patrol and police service of the Hero of Russia named after Akhmat-Khadzhi Kadyrov, led by police Colonel Aslan Irakhanov.

The publication believes that all these murders took place with the approving silence of the Chechen Investigative Committee, headed by General Sergey Sokolov. After all, all three detainees were under investigation, and without the investigator's knowledge no one could do anything with these people. The Republican Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Investigative Committee and the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia still evasively answer about the fate of three young people.

Since the attack on policemen in December 2016 and the detention of three direct participants in those events, mass arrests of the residents of the Republic began. The siloviki staged a round-up on close and distant acquaintances of the attackers. Between the end of December and January, about 200 people were detained. At the disposal of the publication there is another police photo-table, in which 67 Chechens detained at that time appear.



Some photographs depict signs of physical violence, in other photos the detainees are handcuffed.


It is known that 47 people from the list were brought to criminal responsibility, 14 people were, according to the edition, shot.

Relatives of the detainees, whose fate the authorities of Chechnya prefer to keep silent, wrote a statement addressed to Commissioner for Human Rights under the Head of Chechnya Nurdi Nukhazhiev, asking "to provide possible assistance in locating our sons and protecting their constitutional rights."

After contacting Nukazhiev, relatives of detainees were ordered to write statements that their sons "went to war in Syria and have no complaints about the Chechen police." According to Novaya Gazeta, phones of the dead could be taken to Syria to use calls from them as proof that people are alive and are not in Russia.




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