Ingushetia: Resident of Sunzhensky Region Abducted
On March 22nd, 2012, around 9pm, at the station of Ordzhonikidzevsky
(Sleptsovsky), Sunzhensky district, Ingushetia, unknown armed people
abducted the local resident Abubakar Isaevich Tsechoev, born in
According to Ibrahim Tsechoev, Abubakar's brother, he was abducted
at the main pumping station of the state enterprise
GPVK «Vodokanal», located at Kalinin Street, where Abubakar works as
an operator. His collaborators at the station were the three
witnesses of the scene, the electrician, the engineer and the
security officer. According to them, the armed abductors, who wore
camouflage and masks burst into the premises of the station. Three
of them threw on Abubakar and started to beat him with the butt of
their guns. His collaborators were tied together at gunpoint. One
of them, who tried to oppose to them, was also beaten. After
handcuffing Abubakar, they took him into the street in a
semiconscious state and put him in the car. The abductors remained
at the pumping station during one more hour.
According to Abubakar's relatives, the abductors passed by the
security check-point located on the road between the station of
Ordzhonikidzevsky and Sernovodsk, Sunzhensky district in Chechnya.
The Tsechoev's statement about their relative's abuction was refused
by the office of MIA (Ministry of Internal Affairs) for Sunzhensky
district of Ingushetia and they were adviced to come back after
three days if Abubakar was not going back home until this time.
Their statement was accepted at the Republican's Prosecutor's
At the present time, Abubakar's whereabouts are still unknown. Islam
Tsechoev, Abubakar's brother is an applicant at the European Court
of Human Rights (ECtHR).
On September, 23rd 2001, Islam Tsechoev and a resident of Chechnya,
Salambek Khadisov, who did not known each other earlier, were
detained in Sunzhensky district, Ingushetia. The following day, the
local court authorized the detention for three days. The same day,
they were illegaly taken to military base in Nazran, then they were
beaten and delivered to Khankal where the main military base of
Russian forces is. Here they spent five days in a hole dug in the
ground. They only could go out when they were questionings, and
during these questionings, they were tortured. Afterwards, Salambek
and Islam were transfered to the operational search office (ORB-2)
of Staropromislovsky district of Grozny and finally released on
October 12th, 2001. After their release, they moved with difficulty,
they had the skin stripped from their feet, their faces and bodies
were swollen and covered with haematomas. Tsechoev's interests at
ECtHR were represented by lawyers of «Russian Justice Initiative».
On February 5th 2009, ECtHR condemned Russia for tortures of
Khadisov and Tsechoev. For safety reasons, Islam Tsechoev left
Ingushetia after adressing his statement to ECtHR.
See also (in Russian):
March 27, 2012