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At Moscow Trial: Oleg Orlov Had Reasons To Accuse Kadyrov

Posted by Info on 18/12/2010

On December, 16, during next in turn trial in Moscow on the criminal case against Oleg Orlov, Head of HC “Memorial”, in connection with his statements about the responsibility of President of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov for Natalia Estemirova’s murder, member of HC “Memorial” Ekaterina Sokiryanskaya and Deputy Director of the Moscow office of international human rights organization “Human Rights Watch” Tatyana Lokshina gave evidence. Both witnesses evidenced that Estemirtova had received threats from Kadyrov, the President of Chechnya which according to their information he had voiced to her personally and through the medium of his people.

“There are no criminal cases against Kadyrov, however, there are cases where he is mentioned in one or another context and cases on accusations against people from his inner circle”, Sokiryanskaya said.

According to the human rights activist, there are four of such cases: case of Salikh Masaev who in his complaint to the European Court accused Kadyrov of tortures after which he disappeared in Grozny; case of Salim Yamadaev’s murder in Dubai for which Kadyrov’s personal stableman was condemned; case of an attempt at Isa Yamadaev in Moscow and case of Umar Israilov’s murder in Vienna.
The next session will be held on January, 13, 2011. Interrogation of the witnesses of defense is expected to be continued.

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