The Staropromyslovsky District Court of Grozny issued a ruling on extending the measure of restraint for Zarema Musaeva for 26 days. Zarema will remain in the Pre-Trial Detention Facility till 27 April. Thus, her detention period will amount to 2 months and 26 days.
Zarema did not participate in the court hearing; her interests were represented by lawyer Natalya Dobronravova. Zarema is undergoing an examination in a hospital as per lawyer’s request.
As we have previously reported, Zarema Musaeva was taken to Grozny from Nizhny Novgorod with the use of force and against her will on 20 January of this year as a witness in a criminal case. In the process of her transportation, according to the Chechen authorities, the woman attacked a police officer, and violated the public order. Subsequently, a criminal case was initiated against Zarema based on Article 318 (“violence against an authority representative”) and an administrative case due to her alleged use of illicit language.
The Committee Against Torture will be appealing against the court ruling with regard to the measure of restraint.