Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 3 Issue: 30

On October 11, the pro-Maskhadov website Chechenpress.com reported that one of the five Chechens extradited to Russia by Georgia, Khusein Aziev from the village of Roshni-Chu, was already dead. “The skull of the young man was broken by [a] beating…. The body of the killed is at present located in Stavropol. His relatives report that several thousand U.S. dollars are being demanded in exchange for the body.” This disturbing report needs, of course, to be checked by human rights organizations.