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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.

RUS 008 / 0708 / OBS 126
Search / Abduction / Release /
Ill-treatments / Harassment
Russian Federation
July 28, 2008

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in the Russian Federation.

Description of the situation:

The Observatory has been informed by the human rights centre Memorial about the abduction of Mr. Zurab Tsetchoev, a member of the “Mashr” human rights group, which supports relatives of persons who have been subjected to enforced disappearance as well as victims of torture, allegedly by members of unidentified (reportedly federal) security servicemen, in Ingushetia. Mr. Tsetchoev is also an applicant to the European Court for Human Rights where he complained about the ineffective investigation of the abduction of his brother, Mr. Tamerlan Tsetchoev, in March 2004.

By Salome Asatiani, Aminat Kardanova, and Magomedgadzhi Gasanov

When Zhabir Kamaludinov and Shamil Magomedov didn't come home in late January, their families were forced to consider the unthinkable -- that the two young men had joined the growing ranks of Daghestan's disappeared.

The only clue they had, courtesy of a phone call from a taxi driver describing how one of the men had been pulled from his cab, pointed to that conclusion. Since then, scant information has emerged over the fate of the two, who worked at a mobile-phone shop in the republican capital, Makhachkala.

Encuentran cadáveres de víctimas de Stalin

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Los descubrieron varios obreros en un edificio situado a unos metros de la Plaza Roja de Moscú. Los cuerpos presentan muestras de disparos en la nuca. Junto a ellos había una pistola antigua.

Varios obreros descubrieron en la madrugada de hoy los restos mortales de 34 víctimas de la dictadura de José Stalin en un edificio situado a unos metros de la Plaza Roja de Moscú, informó la agencia Itar-Tass.

Los cadáveres, que se encontraban enterrados entre los cimientos del edificio decimonónico, presentan muestras de disparos en la nuca. Junto a ellos había una pistola antigua, informa DPA.

Las autoridades señalaron que podría haber más cadáveres enterrados en ese edificio, que forma parte del patrimonio cultural de Moscú. No obstante, los obreros seguían este jueves con su trabajo.

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