Staunton, November 7 – The Administration of the Russian Justice Ministry for Ingushetia has asked the republic Supreme Soviet to liquidate the Council of Teips, the latest move by Moscow and Magas against the body which brings together the basic units of Ingush society and which has been a leader in the protests against changes in the borders of the republic.
In March, the authorities arrested Malsag Uzhakov, the head of the Council, for his role in the demonstrations. He remains behind bars. Then in May, the Administration suspended the activities of the Council, effectively driving it underground where it has continued to operate. But if the Council is banned, its future remains uncertain (kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/342117).
Meanwhile, the detention of Akhmed Barakhoyev, a leader of the Ingush Commimttee for National Unity and an organizer of the protests last spring, has been extended to February 2020 (fortanga.org/2019/11/sud-prodlil-arest-ahmedu-barahoevu-na-tri-mesyatsa/ and kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/342104/).
And an Ingush scholar, Roza Ganiyeva, has released a new book on the families of those who went missing after the 1992 war with North Ossetia. Entitled Post-Traumatic Growth, a Cure for Relatives of MIAs,” it is based on extensive interviews with 32 Ingush survivors of that conflict (zamanho.com/?p=14720 and ingnii.ru/?p=4934).