Staunton, September 22 – Thee more Ingush protest leaders have now had their time in detention extended from the end of September to the end of December, an action that means that a majority of those detained earlier and originally held until now will remain out of circulation until at least the end of 2019.
An Essentuki court took that action of Baraudin Khautiyev and Agaudin Myakiyev (kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/340440/) and a Kashirsk court did so for a third, Daud Mamilov (zamanho.com/?p=12890), an indication that all the courts are functioning according to a single order and that Magas still fears there will be a resumption of protests if organizers are released.
Mamilov’s detention and the extension of his time in jail is being linked by observers to the fact that he is the son of one of the opposition figures in the Ingush Popular Assembly and that the powers that be hope to intimidate the father through the son. But the fact that Daud Mamilov’s arrest has been extended suggest that tactic has failed.
Meanwhile, new Ingush head Makhmud-Ali Kalimatov continued his renovation of the leadership of the republic, replacing the natural resources and environment minister and a pppointing a new deputy prime minister who will be responsible for overseeing social programs (zamanho.com/?p=12878).