In Chechnya, relatives of blogger Khasan Khalitov were kidnapped. About this he reported in your Telegram channel.
According to Khasan Khalitov, the security forces abducted his father, brothers and uncle. In addition, distant relatives, whom Khalitov “does not know”, were abducted: Muslim Uzarov, Magomed Azarov and Abu Muslim Avdeev. Khalitov connects the abductions with the fact that he regularly criticizes Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
Khalitov had previously emigrated to Turkey after receiving threats and attempted poisoning. On his family in Chechnya, the security forces have already provided pressure, and to Khalitov himself announced blood feud.
Khasan Khalitov was a witness in the case of the preparation of an attempt on the life of Georgian journalist Georgy Gabunia, who insulted Russian President Vladimir Putin on television. The Georgian media, referring to the country’s special services, named the head of Chechnya Kadyrov as the customer of the assassination attempt.
In October, Turkish special services detained four Russian citizens in Istanbul, who accused in preparation of attacks on Chechen oppositionists living on the territory of the country. According to media reports, Khasan Khalitov was among the targets of the criminal group, and the detainees were instructed by Ramzan Kadyrov’s closest associate, State Duma deputy Adam Delimkhanov, and businessman Kazbek Dukuzov. According to investigators, he organized at least four murders of Kadyrov’s “enemies” in Europe.
December 22 about the disappearance of their relatives reported Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov. The next day, blogger Minkail Malizayev made a similar statement. He said that his loved ones were kidnapped and tortured. Malizaev himself was sent nude photographs of his mother and wife. The relatives of the founder of the Vayfond human rights association, which helps Chechen refugees in Europe, Mansur Sadulayev, were also abducted.
On December 24, activist and director of the human rights organization Human Rights Center Ichkeria Aslan Artsuev announced the abduction of relatives by Chechen security forces.