Khalimat Taramova. Screenshot: http://twitter.com/novaya_gazeta/status/1403091524754325513

11 June 2021, 18:37

Police take Khalimat Taramova from Dagestan to Chechnya

Chechen native Khalimat Taramova and her female friend from Perm were kidnapped and taken to Chechnya after a police raid to a Makhachkala apartment for victims of domestic violence, the “Russian LGBT Network” reported.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that earlier, journalist and human rights defender Svetlana Anokhina noted that after she and several other people were taken away from the shelter apartment, Khalimat Taramova, a young woman from Chechnya, and her female friend remained there. “There are also unidentified men from Grozny in the apartment who came to take away Khalimat Taramova,” Svetlana Anokhina said.

After the policemen from Dagestan and Chechnya broke into the shelter apartment for victims of domestic violence in Makhachkala, Chechen young woman Taramova Khalimat and her female friend from Perm were kidnapped and forcibly taken to Chechnya, the “Russian LGBT Network” reported. The human rights defenders believe that Khalimat Taramova left the territory of Chechnya because of beatings and threats to her life because of her sexual orientation, the newspaper “Novaya Gazeta” reports.

A lawyer of the “Russian LGBT Network” has filed repeated complaints about the kidnapping of the young women in Chechnya and will lodge a complaint to the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) about the disappearance of people, the “Novaya Gazeta” reports.

Today, the “Ekho Moskvy” has also reported with reference to its sources that Khalimat Taramova was handed over to the Chechen police.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on June 11, 2021 at 12:46 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: The Caucasian Knot

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