Kidnappings of Chechen residents associated with anti-drug RAID

The missing residents of Grozny, the disappearance of which had earlier accused the security forces of Chechnya, could be detained under anti-drug RAID. It is reported TASS with reference to the Chechen Ombudsman for human rights, Nurdi Nukhazhiev.

According to him, now in the Republic there are activities to combat drug trafficking. “It is possible that those messages of “Memorial” appear as stolen, was arrested in the police RAID,” said Nukhazhiev.

The Ombudsman added that human rights defenders are allowed to present the usual apprehension of offenders by police as a mass kidnapping.

The human rights organization “memorial” reported about the kidnapping of at least seven residents of Grozny, while known data are the six detainees. It was stated that the security forces came in cars and took them men a night in front of relatives. It is known that the first kidnapping occurred in late November of this year. According to human rights activists, abducted keep the territory of the 3rd company of the regiment of the national guard in the Staropromyslovskiy district of Grozny in “inhuman conditions”: people are in an unheated room and they are almost not fed.