Lawyer Alexander Nemov and Novaya Gazeta journalist Yelena Milashina were attacked by armed men.
Alexander Nemov acted as a defender of the kidnapped wife of Judge Yangulbaev Zarema Musaeva, and Elena Milashina covered this process in the press.
Nemov and Milashina flew to Grozny for the announcement of the verdict on Zarema Musayeva.
On the way from the airport, their car was blocked by three cars. Armed men severely beat a lawyer and a journalist, put a gun to their heads and threatened to kill them, took away and smashed computer equipment.
Elena Milashina was shaved baldly, doused with green paint and had her fingers broken for refusing to give out a mobile phone pin code.
Lawyer Alexander Nemov has multiple bruises and injuries to his limbs.
Zarema Musayeva is accused of assaulting a police officer. According to investigators, after the kidnapping, Musaeva scratched the face of a police officer and was first placed under administrative arrest, and then a criminal case was initiated against her.
History of the conflict
The confrontation between the Kadyrov clan and the clan of the Yangulbaev family has been going on for several years. Ibragima and Abubakar Yangulbaev, the children of Zarema Musayeva, ran an opposition Telegram channel where they condemned the activities of Ramzan Kadyrov.
More than 20 relatives of Yangulbaev were abducted in the Chechen Republic. Kadyrov was furious at the activities of the Yangulbaev family.
He also called Elena Milashina a terrorist and called for her arrest.
Now the Yangulbaevs have emigrated abroad for fear of persecution by the Chechen authorities.
In February of this year, Kadyrov’s “right hand” Adam Delimkhanov promised to cut off the heads of Yangulbaev.
Note that the people who beat the woman and the people with machine guns posing against the backdrop of destroyed houses in Ukraine are the same people.