Staunton, May 7 – Law enforcement officers in Ingushetia detained three activists of the Committee Against Torture organization who came to the republic to do a film about the recent actions of the authorities there, but for another day, they have been unable to locate and then arrest Akhmet Pogorov who reportedly remains in the republic.
The Russian Presidential Human Rights Council reports that law enforcement personnel in Ingushetia have detained Magomed Adamov, Yevgeny Chilikov and Leonid Utkin, three people affiliated with the Committee Against Torture (kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/335207/, fortanga.org/2019/05/v-nazrani-byli-zaderzhany-bortsy-protiv-pytok/and zamanho.com/?p=7436
One of Pogorov’s associates says that the former minister specially made a video appeal from Magas (facebook.com/groups/712302745792859/permalink/837122369977562/) to show that he has no intention of leaving Ingushetia and that he will continue the anti-corruption investigations for which he is being persecuted by the authorities.
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