Archive for the ‘Ingushetiya’ Category

Zyazikov and Medov suspected of participation in murder

September 4, 2008

Human rights defenders demand inquiry into the murder of the “Ingushetia.Ru” owner
Caucasian Knot

Russian and Ingush human rights organizations have voiced in favour of prompt investigation into the circumstance of Magomed Evloev’s murder. Demands are also expressed to entrust the case to federal, not local, inspectors.

Human Rights Watch also calls to investigate into the circumstances of the death in Ingushetia of Magomed Evloev, manager of the oppositional website “Ingushetia.Ru”.

“Evloev is a well-known figure, perhaps, the main oppositional figure in Ingushetia. His death under such suspicious circumstances can’t but cause questions,” said Tatiana Lokshina, deputy director of Moscow office of Human Rights Watch, the “Interfax” reports.

Radio Liberty reports that Alexander Cherkasov, a member of the Board of the Society “Memorial”, has noted that human rights activists had repeatedly stated that extrajudicial executions are a practice in Ingushetia. People are not detained, they are murdered, Mr Cherkasov has added.

Aslambek Apaev, expert of the Moscow Helsinki Group for Northern Caucasus, has stated in his conversation with the “Caucasian Knot” correspondent that the murder of Magomed Evloev, owner of the website “Ingushetia.Ru”, is a challenge to the whole human rights movement in Russia, having added that, in his opinion, this was a customized political murder.

The “Mashr” human rights organization has conducted its investigation into the circumstances of Evloev’s death. Magomed Mutsolgov, leader of the “Mashr”, has stated that the outcomes of their public inquiry give grounds to assert that two high-ranking Ingushetian officials are directly or indirectly involved in Evloev’s murder:

“If the evidences of eyewitnesses that we have registered are true, there are grounds to suspect President of Ingushetia Murat Zyazikov and Minister of Internal Affairs Musa Medov of participation in Magomed Evloev’s murder.”

As to Magomed Evloev himself, he believed that activation of attacks on the website was caused by publication of the material about beating of President of Ingushetia Murat Zyazikov by Musa Keligov, former deputy plenipotentiary of Russian President for the South Federal District (SFD).


Magomed Yevloev at FINROSFORUM 2008

August 31, 2008


Magomed Yevloev’s presentation at FINROSFORUM, June 2008, in Russian


August 31, 2008

Owner of the news site Ingushetiya.Ru Magomed Yevloyev was today shot in the head after being arrested by the Ingush authorities. He has passed away in hospital.

Top Russian rights activist says detained, beaten

November 24, 2007

NAZRAN, Russia (Reuters) – A senior Russian rights activist said he and a television crew had been abducted and beaten by security agents in the southern region of Ingushetia, just hours before a protest against police brutality.

Read the Reuters article here

Fight Breaks out between Protesters and OMON and Special Forces. Officer Shoots Unarmed Person Point Blank

November 24, 2007 24.11.2007 14:51

In the region of the town bus terminal near the “Ingoil” petrol station where the protesters have moved to, fighting has broken out. OMON and police officers, along with representatives of other law enforcement agencies, have entered the thick of the protest, attempting to disperse it and arrest the participants in the action.

Eye witnesses report that one of the police officers, provisionally identified as an officer of the mobile unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Russian Federation, has shot one of the protesters point blank.

Protesters Fight off Third and Fourth Storm. OMON Manages to Seize and Take away Kaloy Akhilgov

November 24, 2007 24.11.2007 13:32

Protesters in Nazran have beaten off two more attempts to disperse the protest, undertaken on the command of the chief of the OMON Ministry of Internal Affairs for Ingushetiya Magomed Tsoroyev. He issued orders to his subordinates, demanding the use of firearms against the unarmed people. During the last storm police managed to seize the leader of the Ingush youth organisation “Heritage” Kaloy Akhilgov, who was not taking part in the protest but had driven to the bus terminal to see what was happening.

Information is coming in that the storming groups of OMON and FSB have shot at several civilian vehicles, injuring several people.

Police Attempt to Seize Mukhmed Gazdiyev, but Protesters Stop Them. Disabled Man Is Beaten.

November 24, 2007 24.11.2007 13:04

OMON forces have attempted to steam into the crowd of protesters and seize one of the protest organisers, a disabled person in the first category, Mukhmed Gazdiyev, who has both arms missing. But the crowd has beaten off the police attack. During the assault, OMON forces managed to beat up the elderly man.

The stand-off in Nazran continues. Ordinary residents of the republic are coming to the aid of the protesters, indignant at Zyazikov’s corrupt regime and the actions of the law enforcement agencies to disperse the peaceful protest.

Protest in Nazran Continues. People Wounded. The Second Storm Is Beaten off

November 24, 2007 24.11.2007 12:27

OMON and police forces have just made a second attempt to disperse the protest at the bus terminal in Nazran. During this attack weapons were used by the police. Among civilians there are injuries. Under a shower of stones, fruit and eggs the OMON and police were again forced to retreat.

Protesters who have receive bullet wounds have still not been taken to hospital. They are receiving help from youngsters participating.

Protesters Beat off the First Attack by the Police and Troops

November 24, 2007 24.11.2007 12:19

Participants in the protest in Nazran assembled near the town bus terminal have beaten off the first storm by the police and special forces. At present they are throwing eggs at the police forces.

Shooting at the Bus Terminal. Police and Troops Attempt to Disperse Protesters by Force

November 24, 2007 24.11.2007 12:04

At Nazran’s bus terminal police and troops have opened fire in an attempt to disperse protesters. The situation is tense. People are being taken by force and driven away in armoured vehicles.