Diversos activistas de derechos humanos, académicos, periodistas, etc. han firmado una carta pidiendo a las autoridades rusas una investigación digna de ese nombre del asesinato de Áushev. [En inglés]

STATEMENT

We, the undersigned, strongly condemn the insolent cynical murder of a famous public figure, former owner of website Ingushetia.org, Maksharip Aushev. Aushev spoke publically against grave human rights violations in the North Caucasus, such as enforced disappearances, torture, extrajudicial executions, fabrications of criminal cases as well as against facts of widespread corruption in the Republic of Ingushetia. After his son and nephew were abducted by security structues, Aushev galvanized public support that led to a rally, which secured their release. Aushev managed to investigate and establish the location of a secret prison in the village of Goyty of the Chechen Republic, where his son and nephew were tortured and beaten. According to available evidence, other prisoners who subsequently disappeared had been incarcerated there.

Aushev became one of the leaders of a powerful protest movement in Ingushetia, which brought about the change of the corrupt and repressive regime of Murat Zyazikov. Мaksharip was repeatedly threatened and a month prior to the murder, there was an attempt, by unidentified security servicemen on armored vehicles, to abduct him.

We express deep condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased.

We strongly urge the Russian authorities to carry out an effective investigation into the murders of Maksharip Aushev, and to bring the perpetrators of the crime to justice.

We demand that the Russian Federation ends the climate of impunity, which enables killings and harassment of human rights defenders and activists critical of activities carried out by government officials and security servicemen.

Robert Hardt, Civil Rights Defenders
Oksana Chelysheva, Russian-Chechen Friendship Society
Magomed Mutsolgov, Human Rights Organization “Mashr”
Oleg Orlov, Memorial Human Rights Center
Varvara Pakhomenko, human rights defender, Moscow
Lipkhan Bazaeva, “Women’s Dignity”, Chechnya
Neil Hicks, Human Rights First, USA
Madina Magomadova, “Association Mothers of Chechnya”, Chechnya
Paulin Kluge, Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society
Anna Ek, Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society
Steren Assies, Press New
Vissarion Aseev, civic activist, Beslan
Ella Asoyan, Freedom House, USA
Akhmed Gisaev, Memorial Human Rights Center
Usam Baysaev, Memorial Human Rights Center
Ekaterina Sokirianskaia, Memorial Human Rights Center
Roemer Lemaitre, Russian Justice Initiative
Andrey Yurov, International Human Rights Movement
Maria Chitchenkova. Front Line
Tatyana Kasatkina, Memorial Human Rights Center
Svetlana Isaeva, Mothers of Dagestan for Human Rights
Martin Uggla, Ostgruppen
Sofia Uggla, Ostgruppen
Jane Barry, researcher
Arsen Sakalov, Russian Justice Initiative
Joanna Kurocz, Civil Rights Defenders
Eric Esbjornson, Civil Rights Defenders
Peter Oholm, Civil Rights Defenders
Larisa Dorogova, Committee “Mothers of Kabardino-Balkaria”
Ella Kesaeva, Voice of Beslan
Miguel Vázquez (Observatorio Eurasia)

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