Staunton, August 9 – The Essentuki city court, at the request of investigators, extended the detention of Arkhmed Barakhoyev, head of the Ingush Community of National Unity until November 10, a signal that there will not be any mass release of those now under arrest but slated to be released at the end of September.
The court’s decision has attracted a great deal of attention and commentary (kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/338924/, fortanga.org/2019/08/essentukskij-gorodskoj-sud-ostavil-pod-strazhej-odnogo-iz-liderov-ingushskogo-protesta-ahmeda-barahoeva/ and fortanga.org/2019/08/snova-popytayutsya-ne-dat-vyjti-iz-zaklyucheniya-odnomu-iz-liderov-protesta/).
The independent Ingush portal, Zamanho, even suggested that the extension occurred on orders not from local investigators but from Moscow whose officials are “afraid” of allowing such a prominent Ingush activist back on the streets even after the local and regional election cycle is completed (zamanho.com/?p=11609).
Meanwhile, Musa Abadiyev, another Ingush activist who is listed as the registrant for the website of the Council of Teips of the Ingush People, was detained in Ingushetia, shifted to Vladikavkaz and then returned to his home republic, where he was released presumably because officials could not come up with any evidence against him (kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/338920/).
Moscow hospital officials announced that the seven-year-old Ingush victim of beatings whose had had to be amputated, is recovering well (kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/338890/); and Gaidar Institute expert Sergey Zhavoronov said that the websites of Ingushetia’s government and other federal subjects became less useful after Moscow ended the direct election of leaders (kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/338902/).