The publication points out that Zakayev connects the detentions with his statement in support of the opposition telegram channel 1ADAT, which publishes data on torture and extrajudicial detention, as well as other violations of human rights in Chechnya.
The politician said that right now his nephews are being detained - they are being taken away by unknown structures.
The head of the parliament of the Chechen Republic, Magomed Daudov, commented on Zakayev's video message, saying that he "will be in demand".
Let us recall that a video appeared on social networks in which unknown persons are torturing a 19-year-old Chechen activist Salman Tepsurkaev with a bottle. The young man is the moderator of the opposition chat. He managed to inform his comrades-in-arms that security officials in black uniform had come to him, but he did not open the door for them. Later he was kidnapped, and after a while a video of torture appeared on the network.
On September 8, Zakayev published a video message, calling the incident "the greatest shame". In a statement, he described himself as a moderator and admin of 1ADAT.