On December 15, after the sentencing of the seven leaders of the Ingush protest, Zyaudin Yevloyev from Moscow sent a letter to President Vladimir Putin’s online reception center in which he compared the sentences handed down to the defendants in the «demonstration case» with those of Stalin’s repressions.
The «rally case» is indicative, in the person of Malsag Uzhakhov, Akhmed Barakhoev, Zarifa Sautieva, Musa Malsagov, Barakh Chemurziev, Bagaudin Khautiev and Ismail Nalgiev the entire Ingush people received symbolic punishment, Zyaudin Yevloyev wrote in his letter.
He told Fortanga that he wrote the letter with the hope of drawing public attention to the current problem of the Ingush people caused by the Agreement on Changing the Boundaries of Ingushetia, the subsequent protests against the document and the brutal sentencing of their leaders. He expects the letter to reach its addressee.
«I have written this appeal to Putin as directly responsible for the well-being of all peoples of the Russian Federation and Ingushetia in particular, expressed in compliance with all articles of the Russian Constitution, which regulates the rights and freedoms of Russian citizens regardless of gender, age, nation and religion, guarantees respect for the integrity of the republics and prohibits encroachments on them,» Yevloyev said.
Earlier, in February, Yevloyev sent an application to all political parties, including United Russia, demanding to expel himself from their ranks. Fortanga has a copy of the letter. He explained to Fortanga that he had never joined any party, but was aware of the existence of «dead souls» on party lists. «There are many in Ingushetia who, without knowing it themselves, are party members. In this way, party leaders were reporting on their fruitful work,» he said. «After I saw that no party stood up for my people, its right and property, I sent letters by mail to all parties (asking them) to remove me from the lists if they somehow had me,» the activist explained.
Yevloyev received a response to his appeal, in which the Acting deputy head
A. Evstifeev, the Department of Complaints and Legal Work, reported that the issues outlined by the activists «were the subject of judicial review. «At the same time, by pointing to violations of the law, you are actually expressing disagreement with a specific judicial decision… We explain that the legality and validity of judicial acts may only be checked by way of appeal, cassation or supervision proceedings, any other procedure of checking judicial acts is unacceptable (decree of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation of 25 January 2001, No. 1-P),» says the answer to Yevloyev of 15 December.
Yevloyev said that he is of Ingush ethnicity, has lived in Moscow since 2007, has a family, has two higher educations and earns his living by supporting several businesses in various companies. He is a Muslim, a follower of the Tariqat Qadariya, which treats Sufism as a moral and ethical doctrine.
Akhmed Barakhoev, Musa Malsagov, Ismail Nalgiev, Zarifa Sautieva, Malsag Uzhakhov, Bagaudin Khautiev and Barakh Chemurziev were charged with extremism. On December 15, the Kislovodsk city court sentenced them to terms from 7.5 to 9 years in prison. There is a separate trial for Akhmed Pogorov.