Syrian militants announced reward for movement against slavery leader Oleg Melnikov's head
A few days ago, the social activist stopped getting in touch.
Militants in Syria have started a real hunt for the founder of the public volunteer movement against slavery Alternative, Oleg Melnikov.
He stopped getting in touch a few days ago, but, according to his assistant Maxim Vaganov, he is alive and is now in refuge.
As the assistant told RBC, Melnikov turned off his phone on August 8, when he was crossing the border in the area of Al-Asi and Salkin. Volunteers have completed their tasks in this area, but "something happened."
“Local gangs received information that there was a Russian in the group. They started a kind of hunt,” said Vaganov.
He added that a reward has been announced for information or even Melnikov’s head in Syria. For some time, the social activist will remain out of range for security purposes, Vaganov noted.
Earlier it was reported that in Syria Melnikov was engaged in the search and evacuation of two children of a Kazakhstan citizen.