The sons, husbands and other relatives of Chechen women detained at a rally against mobilization in Grozny were forced to go to war as "volunteers", reports the 1ADAT channel. Chechen human rights activist Ibragim Yangulbaev confirmed this information to The Insider.
According to Yangulbaev, about 130 women were detained during the September 21 rally. All of them were taken to the mayor's office in Grozny. Those whose sons are fighting in Ukraine were taken to a separate room and interrogated. In the assembly hall where the detainees were gathered, there were Magomed Daudov and a lot of security officials, there were 3-5 employees for each woman, the human rights activist said. “They screamed, cursed, interrogated them. Some women became ill, one had an attack, she was taken to the hospital. Others who became ill were released, but their data was taken from them,” he said.
According to Yangulbaev, while the women were being interrogated, men from their families were summoned to Grozny. “When they were all called, they identified a group of men and took them away in some other direction, that is, they did not know where they were taken. Then there they were forced to sign documents that they would volunteer to go to war in Ukraine. We do not know exactly how they were pressured, but, as we know from practice, most likely because something will be done to their mothers and wives. They were forced to sign these documents stating that they would go as volunteers to Ukraine. Some were released and some were left behind. Whether all the women were released, we don’t know either,” Yangulbaev explained.
“We learned from four women victims that their sons were taken to the training ground in Gudermes, allegedly for training. Most likely, all their sons were kidnapped, forced to sign documents and sent to a training ground,” the human rights activist suggested.
He added that the abductees were of different ages: they were sons, husbands or brothers of protesting women. Yangulbaev found it difficult to name the exact number of abductees, according to his estimates, there were about the same number as the detained women.
The head of Chechnya, Kadyrov, said that "15-20 women" took part in the protests. He called the women who decided to protest "enemies of the people" and offered to send their relatives to the war. “If they don’t have men at home to keep them at home, to look after them, to provide them with a decent day and tomorrow, then these men should also be on the territory where Russia is conducting a special operation,” Kadyrov said. Apparently, this statement was made after the abduction of men.