Published: 1 Dec 2009 | By Bakanai Guseynova

A chronicle of unresolved crimes


The issue of abduction and disappearance, and the unwillingness of the authorities to investigate such crimes, continues to be a significant problem in Dagestan. The number of abductions has increased since the adoption of a law in 1999 prohibiting Wahhabite activity in the region, with the methods employed becoming steadily more brutal.

In this article, Bakanai Guseynova outlines the situation regarding abductions and subsequent investigations in the region, with particular reference to the case of Ramazan Umarov, who disappeared in 2007. To find out more, click on the link below and read the full article.