“Memorial” recognized political prisoners protest leaders in Ingushetia

"Мемориал" признал политзаключенными лидеров протестов в Ингушетии

The human rights centre “memorial” recognized politzakluchennymi five leaders of the protests against the agreement on the border of Chechnya with Ingushetia. Is Akhmed barakhoyev, Musa Malsagov, Ismail Nalgiev, Massag Uzhakhov and Bars Temurziev, reported on the organization’s website.

In the “Memorial” believe that the activists are not engaged in “organization of violence”, for which they were arrested. On the contrary human rights activists insist that they tried to prevent clashes of protesters with the police. In this regard, the “memorial” demanded the immediate release of the initiators of the demonstrations and to bring to justice the organizers of their persecution.

Among the prisoners the President of the Council of teips of the Ingush people Malsi Uzhakhov. In addition to cases of violence against a representative of authorities, it also was filed to establish the organisation, which deals with illegal actions. Another of the recognized political prisoners Ismail Nalgiev in early may, tried to fly to Europe, but he was detained at the Minsk airport and deported to Russia.

  • March 26, in Ingushetia, was agreed to protest against the decision of the authorities of the Republic to amend the law on referendums, removing him from the question on change of borders of the Republic. Subsequently, the demonstration escalated into clashes with police. Have been detained more than 50 people. The investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the use of violence to the authorities and calls for mass protests. The participants of the rallies were searched, more than ten of them were arrested.
  • On 24 June the resignation of the head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, who in October last year adopted the decision on the transfer to Chechnya of the land of the Ingush Republic.

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