Dagestan: One Month Extension to Dzhakaev's Detention
The Human Rights Center “Memorial” reported about the illegal
detention of Abdurakhman Dzhakaev, resident of Muzalaul city
(Khasavyurtovsky region, Republic of Dagestan) as well about the
initiation of a criminal case against him.
Let us remind that, according to the declaration of his mother
Patimat, on March 1, people in arms came to his home. As a result of
a house search they discovered a pistol in the kitchen and took
Abdurakhman with them. On the same day his parents and lawyer
(Sapiyat Magomedova) went to the Regional Department of Internal
Affairs of Khasavyurt. However they did not manage to meet with
Dzhakaev. Only on March 2, after the intervention of human rights
activists and representatives of the Obdusman of the Russian
Federation (RF), Magomedova succeeded in reaching his client.
Dzhakaev told her that he was victim of beatings, tortures and
suffocation and that police officers wanted him to sign a deposition
admitting that the gun found in the kitchen belonged to him. Through
his lawyer Abdurakhman initiated a procedure in the Khasavyurtovsky
interdistrict investigative department of the Investigative
Committee of the RF to bring to justice the officers of the
Khasavyurtovsy Regional Department of Internal Affairs and the other
people involved in the violence against him.
On March 3, a criminal case was opened against Dzhakaev under the
part 1, Article 222 of the Criminal Code of the RF (illegal
purchase, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or carrying of
firearms, ammunition, explosives or explosive devices).
Sapyat Magomedova reported that on April 2, a court hearing was
scheduled on the Dzhakaev case. The lawyer notified in advance the
Khasavyurtovsky district court about the fact, that she would not be
able to attend the hearings. Despite this, the hearings were held
and it was decided to extend the detention of Dzhakaev for one more
April 5, 2012