In a conversation with The Insider, Musaeva’s son Abubakar Yangulbaev said a team of lawyers was hired to find out why Musaeva, who was kidnapped by Chechen security forces in Nizhny Novgorod, is being kept in a special detention center. He added that the security forces have no right to arrest and detain his mother because she has diabetes. However, Chechen law enforcement officers ignore the complaints and petitions of lawyers.
Yangulbaev added that law enforcement officers immediately hang up and do not want to make contact when they hear the name of their client from lawyers.
Former Commissioner for Human Rights in Chechnya Mansur Soltaev published on Instagram, a video with the kidnapped and arrested wife of the former Chechen judge Saydi Yangulbaev.
In the video, Soltaev says that he visited Zarema Musaeva in a special detention center in Grozny, and calls her condition “good.” “I see that there are all the drugs, as well as diet food, which is delivered to Zarema Musayeva. So the condition is good. The cell is warm, the cell has all the necessary means,” the Ombudsman says in the video.
Musayeva herself appears on the video several times, but her words are not available.
Soltaev also talked to a woman whom he represents as a paramedic. She calls Zarema Musayeva’s condition “satisfactory” and reports that doctors examine her every day.
The day before, Mansur Soltaev published a video in which he allegedly calls the staff of the special detention center in Grozny and learns about the health of Zarema Musayeva. However, the phone number is not visible.
“I would like to inquire about the state of health of Zarema Musayeva. Does she need a medical examination, drugs, whatever? Are there any complaints from her side?” Soltaev says.
In response, a person who introduced himself as a senior lieutenant reports that Musaeva’s condition is “satisfactory, she does not complain about anything, all the drugs are available.”
The younger son of Zarema Musayeva, kidnapped from Nizhny Novgorod, Baisangur Yangulbaev later tried call the special detention center where his mother is allegedly serving 15 days of arrest for petty hooliganism. It turned out that the numbers are either unavailable or invalid.
It should be reminded that on January 20, in Nizhny Novgorod, Chechen police officers broke into the apartment of Saidi Yangulbaev, a former judge of the Supreme Court of Chechnya. The security forces could not kidnap him himself, since he has a judicial immunity status, but they took away his wife Zarema Musaeva. The pretext for the abduction was that she was allegedly a witness in a fraud case in Grozny, where they were going to take her by force.
During the arrest, Zarema Musaeva lost consciousness, and the Chechen police officers dragged her out of the apartment. She suffers from type 2 diabetes and needs insulin injections 5 times a day. The security forces did not allow Musayeva to take warm clothes, medicines and even her passport with her. Relatives feared that Musaeva might die on the way to Chechnya.