A month ago, a gay man from Chechnya, Idris Arsamikov, was detained in Domodedovo. Since then, no one knows where he is. A lawyer is not allowed to see him

The Chechen court refused to consider the lawyer’s complaint about the actions of police officers who did not allow him to meet, who was detained a month ago at Domodedovo airport. On this subject reported crisis group “SK SOS”, which helps persecuted LGBT people in the North Caucasus.

According to SOS IC, the court dismissed the complaint on formal grounds – since a “duly certified copy of the certificate” was not attached to it. At the same time, human rights activists noted that according to the law, it is not necessary to attach a copy.

SK SOS also told Meduza that nothing was known about Arsamikov since he recorded a video in which he said he was getting married and going to fight in Ukraine. Human rights activists noted that once a man who introduced himself as Arsamikov contacted them via a telegram bot and said he ran away from home. However, the crisis group stressed that they were unsure whether it was him and not the security forces.

SK SOS has also launched petition demanding that Russian authorities release information on Arsamikov’s whereabouts and provide proof that he is alive.

Arsamikov was arrested in Domodedovo on February 15, since then nothing is known of his whereabouts. A few days later on social networks distributed a video where he says he’s going to get married and go fight in Ukraine. Human rights activists believe the video was recorded under duress.

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