25 May 2023, 17:17

Natives of Dagestan convicted of terrorism complain of torture

Djamaludin and Tazhudin Tazhudinov, Khabib Gadjiev and Alimagomed Sheikhov, natives of the Kizilyurt District of Dagestan, were unreasonably found by the court guilty of organizing a terrorist community, as they testified under torture during the investigation, their defence has stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on December 28, 2021, it became known that a military court in Rostov-on-Don had sentenced natives of Dagestan to long prison terms. According to investigators, they had been trained for terrorist activities. The Tazhudinovs and Sheikhov are also accused of plotting assassination attempts on law enforcers.

Their advocates have stated that the case had been falsified and that their clients had been tortured. The natives of Dagestan insist that during the investigation they gave confessions under torture; and during the trial they refused from these testimonies, the "Kavkaz.Realii"* project reports.

At the session of the Supreme Court (SC), the advocate for Gadjiev stated that his guilt was not proven, since the court unreasonably refused to interrogate the Turkish residents who would confirm that Gadjiev had not fought in Syria on militants' side.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 25, 2023 at 01:33 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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