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Russian Federation: Further information: Victim of videoed torture is still missing: Salman Tepsurkaev

Index Number: EUR 46/4313/2021

The fate and whereabouts of Salman Tepsurkaev, moderator of the 1ADAT Telegram channel, critical of Chechen authorities, remains unknown almost a year after his abduction on 6 September 2020 in Gelendzhik, Krasnodar Region, southern Russia. The investigation into this crime was opened, nominally, only in November 2020 by the Gelendzhik investigative department. In May 2021 it was handed over to investigators in Chechnya. Salman Tepsurkaev’s fate and whereabouts are unknown.

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