Yevkurov Threatens to Bring Charges Against Opposition Deputies to Ensure His Control of Ingush Parliament
January 20 – Yunus-Bek Yevkurov demanded that opposition deputies in the republic
parliament yield to him and his regime or face the prospect that he will bring various
criminal charges against them so that they can no longer function as deputies,
a demand and a threat that these deputies rejected out of hand.
responded that he had every right to pursue the case given the falsehoods
Yevkurov has put out about voting and that he also has the right to call
deputies to a shariat court, something the republic head argued he has no right
the same meeting, Yevkurvo approached Mukharbek Dikazhev,, the head of the
Administration of the Head of the Republic of Ingushetia and told him that “lawyers
of the Administration of the head were preparing a suit against those deputies,
including Yevloyyev, who had brought a case concerning falsification of voting”
in the parliament.
these threats, Beyali Yevloyev and other opposition deputies say that what
Yevkurov has now done has “many pluses” as far as they are concerned: he has
torn off the mask of legality and revealed to all who are paying attention the
nature of his system, something that will alienate the population still
in reporting this back and forth, the independent news agency asked “how far is
Yevkurov prepared to go?”Another question
may be this: how far is Moscow going to encourage him to suppress the republic
parliament and run Ingushetia much as his friend Ramzan Kadyrov now runs Chechnya?