September 29, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Whereabouts of Detained Chechen Unknown (Russian Federation: UA 208.17)


Imran Salamov was forcibly returned from Belarus to Russia on 5 September. On 11 September, the authorities in Grozny, the Chechen capital, confirmed that he was in their custody but his exact whereabouts have since not been disclosed.

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Imran Salamov was forcibly returned from Belarus to Russia on 5 September. On 11 September, the authorities in Grozny, the Chechen capital, confirmed that he was in their custody but his exact whereabouts have since not been disclosed.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the Russian authorities to immediately disclose the whereabouts of Imran Salamov and give him immediate and unhindered access to his lawyer;
  • Urging the Russian authorities to ensure that Imran Salamov’s mental and physical integrity is protected;
  • Urging them to ensure that due process is followed and Imran Salamov’s fair trial rights are upheld, in accordance with Russia’s international human rights obligations.

Contact these two officials by 10 November, 2017:

Minister of the Interior
Vladimir Kolokoltsev
Ul. Zhitnaya d. 16
119049 Moscow
Russian Federation
Fax: +7 495 667 05 98 (wait for signal) Or use online form in Russian: https://xn--b1aew.xn--p1ai/request_main
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Anatoly Antonov, Embassy of the Russian Federation
2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC 20007
Phone: 1 202 298 5700 I Fax: 1 202 298 5735
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @RusEmbUSA
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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