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Russian Federation/Chechnya: 'Disappearance'/Fear of torture/ Fear of extra-judicial execution

, Index number: EUR 46/019/2002

Five men Said-Magomed Imakaev, aged 45, Said-Khusein Imakaev and his son Ruslan Utsaev, Movsar Taisumov, Idris Abdulazimov, Aslambek were taken from their homes by members of the Russian security forces on 2 June. It is not known where they are being held or why they were detained. A sixth man, Said-Khusein Imakaev “disappeared” on 14 December 2000. There are concerns for the men's safety, as Chechen civilians are frequently tortured, ill-treated or killed in detention.

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