11 July 2012
Memorial Human Rights Centre
On April, 12, 2012, three residents of the Chechen Republic (ChR) were detained at the border between Belarus and Poland during a special operation. Two of them are on the international wanted list for shooting at a police patrol in Grozny, ChR, in March of this year.
According to the investigation, a local resident, Magomed Maulanovich Akaev, born 1986, was among the criminals. He is now being held in custody in a temporary detention center in Brest awaiting extradition to Russia. He told his family that during the night of March 12, 2012, he had been driving around with his friends in Grozny in a car without number plates. The traffic police tried to stop the car for a check, but the young men did not respond. In the course of the chase, these latter started shooting at the patrol car. As a result, a police officer was killed, and the men fled the republic. [Read more]