Muaz Kibishev. Screenshot of a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBYqNGclYKo July 25, 2022

19 May 2024, 22:22

KBR native suspected of treason

Criminal cases of spreading fakes about the Russian Army and treason have been opened against Muaz Kibishev, a native of the Kabardino Balkarian Republic (KBR), who is participating in hostilities against the Russian Army, human rights defenders have informed.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that back in 2014, the Nalchik City Court found Kibishev guilty of taking part in an illegal armed formation (IAF) and sentenced him to two years and five months of freedom deprivation. According to the court, he had bought "weapons and foodstuffs for gangster groupings operating in the KBR."

Muaz (Amurbek) Kibishev is taking part in hostilities on the side of Ukraine. He is on the wanted list. The charges against him are based on his interview with the "LifeIslam" YouTube channel, posted on July 25, 2022, the human rights project "OVD Info"* has explained.

In the interview, Kibishev talked about his participation in battles, his decision to join the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the attitude towards Muslims in the Caucasus and law enforcers' actions against Muslims. "Everyone who is declared undesirable is put in jail. If one has stated something, or disagrees with something, they plant a cartridge on you and put you in jail," he has stated.

*Included by the Russian Ministry of Justice (MoJ) into the register of foreign agents.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 18, 2024 at 11:41 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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