Russian Federation: Artur Akhmatkhanor: [Global letter-writing marathon 2006]
In April 2003, 22-year-old Artur Akhmatkhanov was detained near his house, apparently by members of the Russian federal forces. Eyewitnesses told Artur's mother, Bilat Akhmatkhanova, that soldiers wearing masks detained Artur and another unidentified man. Artur Akhmatkhanov's family is still waiting for news of his fate and whereabouts. The official reaction of the Russian military is typical - it had nothing to do with the "disappearance" of Artur Akhmatkhanov.