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Case RUS 080808
Forced disappearance/ Fear for safety

The International Secretariat of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) requests your URGENT intervention in the following situation in the Russian Federation.

The International Secretariat of OMCT has been informed by reliable sources[1] and by Antenna International, a member of OMCT SOS-Torture network, about the forced disappearance of 42 years old Moscow resident Mr. Mohmadsalah Denilovich Masaev, in Chechnya.

(Moscow, August 6, 2008) - A man who made public his secret detention and
torture by Chechen security agents was abducted and "disappeared" in
Chechnya on August 3, 2008, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights
Watch called on the Chechen authorities to immediately launch a thorough
investigation to find the man, 42-year-old Mokhmadsalakh Masaev, and ensure
that he is protected from torture and ill-treatment.

Russia must find Chechnya's missing -Red Cross


Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:14am EST
By Michael Stott

MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The International Red Cross appealed to Russia on Wednesday to speed up work in discovering the fate of more than 1,000 people who have disappeared in war-torn North Caucasus over the last 20 years.

Jakob Kellenberger, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), said in an interview during a visit to Moscow that Russian officials needed to do more to help the families of those who have disappeared to find out about their loved ones.

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