Dagestan: the Relatives of the Kidnapped Gathered Outside
the Prosecutor's Office
The prosecutor promised to take the investigation of cases under
his personal control
On May 14, 2012 in the Republic of Dagestan, Makhachkala in front of
the republican prosecutor's office the relatives of the kidnapped
and disappeared under mysterious circumstances the citizens of the
republic Rashid Ismailov, Timur Danilin and brothers Magomed and
Abdula Murtuzalievs met together. Around 50 people required to
investigate the abduction and disappearance of their relatives, and
let them know their location.
Three women from the audience were received by the Prosecutor of the
Republic A.I. Nazarov. He listened to them and promised to take the
investigation of cases under his personal control. Mother of Rashid
Ismailov told "Memorial" that at the meeting with the prosecutor she
required to say where her son was, to return him, and if he is
guilty of something, to be charged under the law.
She also reported that the relatives of the abducted will be coming
to the building of the prosecutor's office until their relatives
will not be at home.
A resident of Makhachkala Rashid Dzhabrailovich Ismailov, born 1985,
was kidnapped on May 8, 2012. As it reported in a written statement
to the HRC "Memorial" by his mother Janna Askerovna Ismailova, that
day he went to get a new job. When Rasheed came out of their
apartment building in the courtyard he was barred by two black cars
VAZ, out of which armed men in camouflage uniforms and civilian
clothes came. Eyewitnesses told the mother, that unknown people
forced Rashid to sit in one of their cars. Departing, the car of the
kidnappers grazed a parked car in the yard. Squabble with the owner
started. Rashid tried to escape from the car, but he was put back.
The relatives appealed with the fact of abduction to the
prosecutor's office, but the statement was not accepted, citing a
lack of staff at the weekend. On May 10, they came to the
prosecutor's office again, and only due to the insistence of lawyer,
with whom they entered into an agreement, their statement was
As of May 14 the location of Rashid is unknown.
In her statement, Jeanne also reported that on the same day, on May
8, at about 10:00 pm her eldest son Arslan Dzhabrailovich Ismailov,
born 1977, returned home beaten. He told his mother that at about
2:00 pm, when he was placing the ladder at the work site, the two
black cars VAZ drove to him. Armed men in civilian clothes forced
Arslan in one of their cars, put a plastic bag on his head and the
car left in an unknown direction. According to Ismailov, the car
stopped on the road and one of the kidnappers, opening a window,
said: "We are from the Federal Security Service (FSS)." Arriving in
an unknown place, the kidnappers came up the stairs to the room with
him. There he was tortured with electric shocks, beat, demanded to
name those who blew up the traffic police post "Alaska" in
Makhachkala on May 3 this year. The kidnappers said his brother
Rashid was in one of the rooms - coming to life after being
tortured. They threatened Arslan, that if he did not say who blew up
the post of traffic police, they will "pin explosion on his brother
At about 10:30 pm Arslan was brought to the city beach of
Makhachkala. Letting him go, the kidnappers threatened him with
punishment in case of complaints of torture and beatings.
Timur V. Danilin, born 1977, disappeared under unknown circumstances
on March 25, 2012. This was reported by his wife, a resident of
Makhachkala Oksana Danilina.
According to her, on this day, Timur had to fetch her by car after
work. At 1:00 pm Oksana called her husband, but his phone was
switched off. None of the relatives saw Timur that day and did not
contact him by phone. Friends and family joined the searches. They
called up police departments, hospitals and morgues. At about 10:00
pm Timur called from an unknown number. He told his wife that he was
beaten, robbed and his car was stolen. He did not know his location,
asked for help. Oksana gave the phone to her husband's cousin,
Murad. From the conversation she realized that Murad was talking to
the other person. Murad asked where Timur was. The interviewer
introduced to be the regional department employee (later it was
found out that his name was Arsen). He asked to come to Novolak
village on Lenin Street and to bring 50,000 rubles.
Taking money the relatives in three cars drove to Novolak. However,
having arrived in the village, they could not get on the phone the
interlocutor and went to the Novolaksky police department. They were
told that Timur was not there. Relatives went to look for him to
Khasavyurt police department, but Timur was not there either. They
returned home at 4 am.
On March 26 Timur's mother phoned the telephone number from which
her son called. Arsen replied and invited her for negotiations with
to Novolak. The relatives have decided that they were being
deceived, and did not go anywhere. When the mother called again,
Arsen told her that Timur was taken by police that was called by
living in the neighborhood district Gadzhimurad Akayev. Arsene did
not elaborate where Timur was taken. On the same day on the fact of
the disappearance of her husband, Oksana wrote a statement to the
Kirovskiy District Police Station in Makhachkala.
On March 27 Danilin’s relatives went to the FSS in Khasavyurt, where
told about the incident. Employee by the name of Manatee asked about
religion of Timur, his connections with the members of illegal armed
groups. Relatives told him that Timur did not relate himself to any
religion, worked as a cab driver. Relatives told him about the calls
of Arsene. Manatee instructed his colleague Zakir to go along with
the relatives to Novolak and find Arsen. When they met with Arsene
at his home, he said that on March 25 he saw Timur in his garden. He
said he was carrying clients. He was hit on the head, taken his
phone and the car was stolen. He did not know where he was. Arsen
told him that he was in Novolak and gave him a phone to call.
Arsen denied that asked the family of Timur to bring money to the
meeting. He reiterated what he said on March 26 to the mother of
Timur: neighbor called the police and Timur was taken away, he does
not know where. This information was confirmed by witnesses -
neighbors of Arsen.
Oksana Danilina addressed statements to the prosecutor and to the
Ministry of Interior Affairs in the Republic of Dagestan. As of May
14 location of Timur Danilin is not established.
Magomed Temirlanovich Murtuzaliyev, born in 1981, and Abdul
Temirlanovich Murtuzaliyev, born in 1982, disappeared under
mysterious circumstances on March 7, 2012. As it was reported by
their mother in a statement to the HRC "Memorial", that day the
brothers left the house in their car toward the coast and did not
). As of
May 14 location of Murtuzaliev brothers is not established.
May 16, 2012