22 September 2020, 13:53

Brother of missing Chechen Movsar Umarov believes he was killed

Movsar Umarov, a resident of Grozny, declared as runaway after detention by law enforcers, has failed to contact his relatives and is hardly still alive, his brother believes. An Umarov's relative feared for his life after a telephone conversation with the Chechen minister.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) was considering special security measures for Movsar Umarov. His mother said that her son was detained for watching the blog of Tumso Abdurakhmanov, a renowned critic of Chechen authorities.

Magomed Baituev, an adviser to the head of Chechnya, said he had nothing to do with Umarov's fate.

Movsar's brother disbelieves in his escape from law enforcers, and suggests that he is no longer alive, the "Kavkaz.Realii" reports.

According to Musa Umarov, right after his brother's disappearance, he urged his mother to turn to human rights defenders. However, law enforcers, contrary to the widespread practice, did not hide that Movsar was kept by them; and relatives hoped for his soon release.

Musa Umarov is suggesting that his brother is no longer alive by comparing what had happened to Movsar with people's similar disappearances.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 22, 2020 at 03:10 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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