In Chechnya, the husband of a protester against Putin's mobilization, Adam Muradov, died. He died of a heart attack the day after he learned that their 18-year-old son had been forcibly sent to war in Ukraine, according to the Memorial human rights center.
Several women in Grozny attempted to hold a rally against the mobilization on the morning of 21 September. It was the first protest action in several years, Memorial notes. As a result, it failed - the security forces cordoned off the square, detained the women and took them to the mayor's office. Their male relatives were also brought there. They were forced to beat the women - the Kadyrovites threatened that otherwise they would do it themselves and it would be worse.
After that, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said that the relatives of the protesters should be sent to Ukraine. On September 25, the 18-year-old son of Adam Muradov, Valid, called his relatives and said that he was sent to war - at that moment he was flying in an airplane. Two days later, Valid Muradov said that he would soon be "sent to the front line." The next day, Adam Muradov died.
"Memorial" claims that the Muradov family is now under pressure from the security forces: they demand that they apologize on camera and refute all the information - about sending their son to the front and beating his mother.
Adam Muradov is the uncle of Daud Muradov, who was tortured in Chechnya. In December 2020, he was expelled to Russia from France, where he tried to obtain asylum. In Russia, he was accused of terrorist activities. He died in February 2021 in SIZO-1 in Grozny.