April 8, 2016

Russian Federation: Establish Whereabouts of Khusein Betelgireev (UA 82/16)

Khusein Betelgeriev, a well-known songwriter and performer from Chechnya, Russian Federation, was taken away by two uniformed men from his home in Grozny on 31 March. He has been missing since and his life may be at risk. 
1) Please write immediately in Russian, English or your own language:
  • Urging the authorities to immediately establish the fate and whereabouts of Khusein Betelgireev and ensure his safety and physical and mental integrity;
  • Insisting that the circumstances of his disappearance are promptly, impartially and effectively investigated and, should any law enforcement officials be found to be suspected of responsibility for his enforced disappearance, bring them to justice in fair trial proceedings;
  • Urging the authorities to ensure immediate and full respect for all fundamental human rights in Chechnya, including the right to liberty and the right to freedom of expression, as well as the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment. 
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 82/16” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent,
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.