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On 8 August 2007, 29-year-old Ibragim Gazdiev was reportedly abducted by armed men in the North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia. He has not been seen since, and his family believe that he is - or was - held incommunicado. The authorities deny that they are holding him. The reason for his disappearance is unknown.Ibragim's father reported his son's disappearance the same day and a criminal investigation was opened. However, the investigation has been repeatedly suspended on the grounds of 'failing to establish a suspect'.We fear that Ibragim Gazdiev is in danger of being tortured or killed in secret or incommunicado detention. There is also concern for the safety of Ibragim's family who face harassment for pursuing justice.
Ibragim's father, Mukhmed Gazdiev, has asked us to pass on this message:
'We have received hundreds of letters and cards from you and
sadly can't reply to them. But using this opportunity we would like to
tell you that we are very very grateful to you. Your letters are a great
support to us. It is so moving to see how many people are not
indifferent to Ibragim's fate. We are sending our love to all of you.
With very best wishes, the Gazdievs' family.'
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