Chechen runaway activist detained in Minsk


On September 4th, Belarusian police detained a citizen of Russia Argun Luiza Dudurkayeva, “Novaya Gazeta” reports.

The 22-year-old Luiza had fled from Chechnya in June. She decided to leave over the threats she received after the publication of her photo in the “Karfagen” group (group members are fighting against “immorality”). The girl was helped by human rights activists, and on August 31st, she received refugee documents and a Schengen visa issued by Norway.

On August 3rd, Ms Dudurkayeva was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport by police, but after an explanation she was photographed and released.

On September 4th, Luiza was detained in the Minsk airport while trying to fly to Helsinki, media writes.

Belarusian police did not talk to the lawyer who accompanied the Chechen girl and had a power of attorney to represent her interests in state agencies. Conversation with the girl was held behind closed doors.

An hour later, Luiza Dudurkayeva left in tears, accompanied by a man who introduced himself as her father. This man took Luiza in an unknown direction, Russian media reports.

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