22 March 2012
Memorial Human Rights Centre
Since March, 8th, 2012 Farid Ramisovich Eldarov, born in 1988, Russian citizen, living in Moscow is detained in detention center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) in Khimki, Moscow area. He finished the fourth year of the Moscow aviation institute (МАI). His official place of residence is in Derbent, Dagestan where his mother Sonia Gasanova lives.
On March, 7th Eldarov spent the night in Krasnozavodsk, Moscow area at his friend Ramzan Shaykhaev. Except them, Ramzan's wife and three children were in the flat. About 7am, after breaking down the door, about 30 people burst into the flat: representatives of special forces wearing masks and some
people in plain clothes. They kicked men on the ribs to overturn men on the floor and put the handcuffs. They made them lie face down for about four hours. They searched the flat. Farid saw that they planted a weapon which was mentioned later in the report as a sawn-off gun. Judging by the number of participants and the fact they wore masks , the special operation aimed at finding a gang of terrorists, instead of peacefully-sleeping family with many children. [Read more]