‘Young Moslems are secretly kidnapped in Dagestan [Caucasus, Russian Federation]. This is what Ekaterina Sokiryanskaya, an employee of the representative office of the Human Rights Centre “Memorial” in Ingushetia and the author of the report to be issued today, told the “Caucasian Knot” correspondent on the problem of kidnappings in Dagestan:

‘”Young men disappear, who go to the mosque, pray, and their wives carry Muslim clothes. Most likely, they are adherents of non-traditional Islam.”

‘According to her story, unlike Chechnya and Ingushetia, where people are almost always obviously kidnapped by fighters of power agencies – armed people in masks arrive in military vehicles and in the eyes of witnesses catch and take people away with great noise, in Dagestan, the situation is quite different:

‘”…Most often, people disappear unnoticed: a person leaves home and never comes back.”‘

Young Moslems are secretly kidnapped in Dagestan