Dudayev: special attention to the detention of the ex-judge's wife is connected with the nationality of the policemen Human rights activists reported the kidnapping of the wife of the ex-judge of the Supreme Court of Chechnya. According to the Minister of Chechnya Akhmed Dudayev, the law enforcement officers acted legally, and the nationality of the policemen attracted so much attention to the case
Particular attention of the press and human rights activists to the case of the arrest of the wife of the former judge of the Supreme Court of the Chechen court of Saydi Yangulbaev Zarema Musaeva is connected with the nationality of the policemen who carried out the arrest. This was announced to RBC by the Minister of the Chechen Republic for national policy, external relations, press and information Akhmed Dudayev.
Musayeva was taken out of her apartment in Nizhny Novgorod by officers of the Chechen Interior Ministry and taken to Grozny on 20 January. Her abduction was previously reported by human rights activists and her husband, Saydi Yangulbaev.
“We are once again seeing how the legal actions of law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation attract such attention from the yellow press and various alleged human rights activists only because that the police are from the Chechen Republic», — said Dudaev.
According to him, no illegal actions were taken by law enforcement officers. He explained that summons had been sent several times to the detainee's family at their place of residence in the city of Grozny demanding to appear before the investigator as a witness. “In the absence of any response from the Yangulbaev family, as required by law, the investigator issued a decision to bring Yangulbaeva as a witness in the criminal case on the fact of fraud,” — pointed out by the minister.
Dudayev also noted that such a concept as “Chechen security forces”, which, according to him, “is full of press”, is false due to the lack of such a definition. “These are law enforcement officers of the Russian Federation in the Chechen Republic, as in any other region. Here, in the Chechen Republic, federal power structures carry out their activities. <…> The region [Chechnya] is wholly within the legal field of the Russian Federation,»— he explained
In addition, he added that the authorities and residents of Chechnya “perfectly understand” what caused the “hysteria” Yangulbaev family. According to Dudayev, the family has been behind the activities of the Adat Telegram channel for years. and “poured mud” the people of the republic and all the peoples of Russia.
Zarema Musaeva and Saydi Yangulbaev— parents of human rights activist Ibragim Yangulbaev, whom the Chechen authorities suspect of administering the Adat Telegram channel. In December last year, this channel was recognized as extremist by the Factory Court of Grozny. Ibragim Yangulbaev spent about a year and a half in a pre-trial detention center on extremism charges, complained to the ECHR about beatings and torture in the Grozny police.
Dudayev separately indicated that the media had voiced “absolutely incorrect” providing information on the statements of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, after the arrest of Musayeva. He noted that the detention of the woman had nothing to do with the activities of her son Ibragim Yangulbaev. “Neither Ramzan Akhmatovich's statement, nor anyone else's statements say that she was brought to the republic in connection with the activities of her son or anyone,” — he concluded.
Later, in response to Dudayev's statement, Abubakar Yangulbaev told RBC that the family had not lived in Chechnya since 2017, but indicated that they were all still registered in Grozny. “We have not been living in Chechnya since 2017. We have not even heard of any agendas, and everyone in Chechnya knows that we do not live there because of the conflict with Kadyrov. Such statements are made in order to justify and legalize the abduction of my mother with the use of violence dangerous to life and health <…> From the plot of the case, as we later found out, there are no references even to people with the surname Musaev, — he said.
January 20 “Committee against Torture” (the legal entities of the organization were recognized as foreign agents, now it works without registration) reported the abduction of Zarema Musayeva by armed men who introduced themselves as law enforcement officers of Chechnya. At the same time, the ex-judge himself could not be detained, since he has immunity. Human rights activists then pointed out that the woman was most likely taken from Nizhny Novgorod to the Chechen Republic.
Later, information about the detention of his wife was confirmed by Saydi Yangulbaev. His video message was a response to the words of the press secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, who called the information published in the media about the abduction of Musayeva a “fantastic story”; and stated that the Kremlin prefers not to believe unconfirmed reports. “As for Peskov, to what is connected with Kadyrov, they always answer like this: we don’t know anything. That's why I addressed him today [in a video message], we'll see what he says. I think if Putin knew, he would intercede,— told RBC Yangulbaev.
On January 21, Kadyrov confirmed that the detained woman had been taken to Grozny, but noted that already in Grozny she “attacked a police officer and almost took his eye out.” and “by doing so, she has already earned herself an article for a real term of imprisonment.” According to him, “until yesterday, Yangulbaev was sent a summons three times,” and Musaeva should have come to the investigator, and not “brought the situation to the limit.” The head of the region indicated that the family of the ex-judge “is waiting for a place either in prison or underground.” He also expressed bewilderment that Saidi Yangulbaev had not yet been stripped of his status as a judge, and called on the Supreme Court of Russia to expel him from the ranks of judges.
On the same day ChGTRK «Grozny» published a video on Instagram in which Musayeva, who has diabetes, in a conversation with the Commissioner for Human Rights in Chechnya, Mansur Soltaev, says that she was given the necessary medicines and that violence was not used against her. The footage showed that the woman speaks with difficulty and confuses words. In response to Soltaev's leading questions, she answers in the affirmative. “I have now made sure that no violence was used against you, your condition is now … we understand that it is insulin dependent, now the doctor will examine you. We keep the issue under control, — summed up the Ombudsman.
On January 22, Human Rights Ombudsman in Russia Tatyana Moskalkova asked Chechnya's prosecutor Sharpuddi Abdul-Kadyrov to check the situation with Musayeva's detention. She clarified that it was necessary to find out if the employees of the Chechen Ministry of Internal Affairs had permission to operate on the territory of Nizhny Novgorod and whether Musaev received a summons to come for interrogation to the investigator.
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