The high-profile case of Zarema Musayeva has taken a strange turn. Recall that in January of this year, the wife of the former Chechen judge Saydi Yangulbaev Musaeva was forcibly taken to Chechnya from Nizhny Novgorod in January. The Chechen authorities claim that she attacked a police officer during her arrest, she was arrested for 15 days, and a criminal case was opened against her. The other day, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), which was approached by human rights activists and lawyers, ordered the Russian authorities to provide information about Zarema Musaeva's health status every two weeks.
However, this case affected not only Musaeva, but also Nizhny Novgorod lawyers, who sent a complaint to the Investigative Committee of Russia about the actions of the Chechen security forces. And in response, they received an amazing answer, which is given by lawyer Sergei Shunin (recognized as a foreign agent on the territory of the Russian Federation):
“Well, the chamber of lawyers turned out to be cooler than all of our Nizhny Novgorod Investigation Department put together.
The lawyer says to the IC, - I, a lawyer, was hit in the face by an employee of the Chechen Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The lawyer tells the UK, - in connection with the threats from Chechnya, I fear for my life.
The lawyer tells the UK that the inviolability of the federal judge's home has been violated, illegal physical force has been used against him and his family members.
In the end, the Chamber of Advocates of the Nizhny Novgorod region conducts its own check and confirms the violation of the lawyer's professional rights.
And so it happened. The UK is responsible to the lawyer - your application has been sent to Chechnya. Within, don, established competence, don…
According to Musaeva Zarema, there were two statements about the crime - from 21.01, from Sergey Babinets and from 24.01. , from Natalia Dobronravova. Both (!) applications were sent to the Chechen Republic...
In my eyes, the authority of the SU SK in the Nizhny Novgorod region has now sunk to the level of a district police officer. I wonder if the employees of the Investigative Committee think it's fun and funny that the authorities of the Chechen Republic will now investigate the beating of a lawyer and ensure his safety thanks to you? Or like this?
Or maybe it’s time to apologize to Kadyrov for thinking for a long time whether to redirect or not?”
Recall that Article 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation, which should be guided by the Investigative Committee in its decision, among other things, says:
"one. Decisions of the body of inquiry, the inquirer, the investigator, the head of the investigative body on the refusal to initiate a criminal case, on the termination of the criminal case, as well as other actions (inaction) and decisions of the inquirer, the head of the unit of inquiry, the head of the body of inquiry, the body of inquiry, the investigator, the head of the investigative body and the prosecutor, who are capable of causing damage to the constitutional rights and freedoms of participants in criminal proceedings or hindering citizens' access to justice, may be appealed to the district court AT THE PLACE OF THE ACTION CONTAINING SIGNS OF A CRIME .”
I wonder how the Russian Investigative Committee will explain this contradiction?