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Abducted Chechen Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Mahmut Magomad Reappears
14th February 2005: Chechen human rights defender Mahmut Magomad, abducted on 20 January, has finally reappeared. Front Line is awaiting further information on Mahmut Magomad's health and whether he has been ill-treated while in captivity.
Mahmut Magomad was abducted on 20th January by a group of camouflaged gunmen in front of his wife and children At the time of his abduction, Mr. Magomad was working on over 30 human rights cases, mainly concerning 'disappearances', torture and ill-treatment, and extra-judicial executions committed by Russian security forces. Read about the abduction of Mahmut Magomad