CK: Gandaloev detained in Ingushetia tells about torture during arrest
- Caucasian Knot
Gandaloev detained in Ingushetia tells about torture during arrest
Jun 30 2010
The relatives of Aslan and Mukhtar Gandaloevs detained on June 21 in the
village of Sagopshi, Ingushetia, and suspected of exploding a shop in
the same village have reported about an illegal search in their house.
Witnesses claim that violence was applied during the arrest.
The office of Ingushetia ombudsman has received a complaint from Bers
Gandaloev, resident of the village of Sagopshi, to the effect that on
June 21, early in the morning, officers of Malgobek district department
of internal affairs forced into his house at 50, Gardanova Street,
conducted a search and detained his relatives Mukhtar and Aslan
Gandaloevs. The applicant claims that the detainees are possibly
tortured by militiamen.
On June 23, the office of the ombudsman conducted a field examination of
the complaint. An employee of the office visited the Malgobek district
militia pre-trial facility and interviewed each of the Gandaloev
brothers. According to them, no illegal methods of investigation have
been applied with regard to them. No traces of torture or beating have
been found during a visual inspection (faces, necks and arms).
On the same day, Mukhtar Gandaloev was released from custody, while
Aslan Gandaloev was charged under articles 222 and 223 of RF CC (storage
and illegal manufacture of arms and explosives).
"They dragged me out of the bed, brought me into the yard, twisted my
hands, put me against the wall, put a plastic bag over my head and stuck
it with scotch tape. I could hardly hear anything then. We were taken to
militia. They started interrogating me, mentioned some names, asked me
where I had been during the explosion", says Mukhtar.
Gandaloev claims that those who were detaining him spoke Russian without
an accent, while those who were interrogating him in militia talked Ingush.
Author: Lydia Mikhalchenko; Source: CK correspondent