World Bulletin / News Desk
Last week two lawyers were arrested by police in the Russian republic of Dagestan.
First lawyer Denga Djavathanov's brother Said Djavathanov informed the Legal Help lawyer's room about the incident, then Sapiyat Magomedov, a lawyer who has worked on many scandal cases, also informed the room that he and his client Rashid Magomedov has also been arrested.
Denga Djavathanov, a member of Legal Help, a well-known law organization in Dagestan, had been assigned to the case of 25-year-old Isa Javathanov, who was charged with the murder of the police chief of the Kizilyurt district.
Javathanov's last lawyer Arsen Rejepov had also been severely beaten by police, and now his new lawyer Denga Djavathanov is also being targeted.
Sapiyat Magomedov and his client were however released two hours after being arrested in an illegal fashion, without being given any reason for their arrest. Speaking of the incident, Magomedov said that his arrest showed that the security services had no respect for professionalism and the law.
He said that he was prepared to launch a complaint to the Russian Prime Minister, the Russian Federal Chief Prosecutor and the Russian Federal Human Right's Committee.
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