Seda Suleimanova. Screenshot of a video

28 February 2024, 19:51

Tbilisi: activists call on Russian authorities to find Chechen woman Seda Suleimanova

Russian authorities must provide information about the fate of Seda Suleimanova, who had been returned by law enforcers to her family in Chechnya, participants of the action in Tbilisi have stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on August 23, 2023, law enforcers came to the 26-year-old Seda Suleimanova, who had fled from Chechnya to Saint Petersburg, and her bridegroom, and detained them, explaining that the girl was suspected of committing a theft. Then, the girl was sent to Grozny. Nothing has been known about Seda Suleimanova's fate for 150 days, her girlfriend said on February 1 at a picket held near the Saint Petersburg Prosecutor's Office (PO). At the end of the inquiry, the PO stated that Suleimanova had voluntarily returned to Chechnya.

Back in October 2022, Seda Suleimanova turned to human rights defenders because she was afraid that her family might commit an "honour killing".

Activists in Tbilisi came out with posters, demanding that from Russian authorities to reveal the Seda Suleimanova's whereabouts, the "RusNews" outlet reports in its Telegram channel.

One of the participants in the action has noted that the situation when a woman is sent to Chechnya and disappears there causes great concern.

Let us remind you that on February 7, the SK SOS Crisis Group* reported that sources in Chechnya voiced out a version of Seda Suleimanova's murder by her relatives.

*Included by the Russian Ministry of Justice (MoJ) into the register of foreign agents.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 27, 2024 at 04:25 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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