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CK: HRC "Memorial": 12 persons kidnapped in Dagestan in 2008

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  • Norbert Strade
    Caucasian Knot HRC Memorial : 12 persons kidnapped in Dagestan in 2008 feb 04 2009, 22:00 In 2008, kidnappings in Dagestan did not stop, which is also
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      Caucasian Knot

      HRC "Memorial": 12 persons kidnapped in Dagestan in 2008

      feb 04 2009, 22:00

      In 2008, kidnappings in Dagestan did not stop, which is also admitted by
      spokesmen from the MIA of Dagestan. However, in estimation of their
      number and consequences the official data is essentially different from
      what human rights activists report. This is the topic of the statement
      of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial", which was received by the
      "Caucasian Knot".

      According to the statement of M. Mirzabalaev, Acting First Deputy Head
      of the Investigatory Department for Dagestan of the Investigatory
      Committee at the Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation, 8
      persons were kidnapped in Dagestan in the first half of 2008. According
      to his data, all of them are now at home. The officer gave no names and
      circumstances of kidnappings, having admitted only that by some
      attributes a conclusion can be drawn that law enforcers had to do with
      some of the kidnappings. Human rights activists remark that the
      fogginess of the official information does not allow comparing it with
      the data they possess.

      Thus, the HRC "Memorial" has information about twelve cases of
      "disappearances" in 2008 in Dagestan. The basic difference of these
      cases from those in recent years, the statement runs, lies in the fact
      that none of them had disappeared without traces; the fate of each of
      the kidnapped persons could be traced.

      The HRC "Memorial" adds that President Mukhu Aliev has noted the
      "toughening of the stand" of mass media, human rights activists and all
      the Dagestan society towards kidnappings of people by "persons in
      camouflage". For investigation of the criminal cases, connected with
      kidnappings, and holding checks of these messages, the Prosecutor's
      Office of the republic of Dagestan has set up an interdepartmental
      investigatory-operative group.

      http://www.eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru/articles/9261
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