Zarema Musaeva in the courtroom. Photo by the "Caucasian Knot"

04 July 2023, 19:34

Zarema Musaeva sentenced to 5.5 years in jail

A court in Grozny has sentenced Zarema Musaeva to 5.5 years of freedom deprivation after finding her guilty of assaulting a policeman.

Her defence intends to appeal against the verdict, as she treats it as unjustified, Sergey Babinets, the head of the "Team against Torture", has stated.

The court has sentenced Musaeva exactly to the term requested by the prosecution, the reader of the "Caucasian Knot" with the nickname laureen has remarked.

"However, the verdict to Musaeva was handed down back in January last year, when the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, personally stated that Musaeva had allegedly attacked a policeman and" earned herself a real prison term," the reader has commented.

Let us remind you that on January 20, 2022, Chechen law enforcers abducted Zarema Musaeva, the wife of Saidi Yangulbaev, a former Russian federal judge, from her apartment in Nizhny Novgorod. The above Grozny court has been considering her case since June 2022. In February this year, Musaeva complained about the deterioration of her health at the SIZO (pre-trial prison), where she is kept; and on June 5, it became known that she had lost the ability to move independently, and that she was hospitalized. On June 15, the prosecutor requested 5.5 years in jail for Musaeva.

After Musaeva's detention, Ramzan Kadyrov accused the Yangulbaev family of organizing a terrorist network and stated that their place "is in prison or under the ground."

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 4, 2023 at 11:42 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: СK correspondent

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