In Chechnya, prisoners are being sent to the war with Ukraine, including relatives of the opposition
The Chechen branch of the FSB collects information about local prison inmates for further correction in the combat zone. Correspondence of FSB officials contains a requirement to provide personal data of convicts, in particular: name, home address, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, IP addresses of devices used to access the "social and telecommunications network Internet".
“Immediately collect and provide to our address information on citizens of the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation for their further involvement in a special operation in Ukraine:
a) conditionally sentenced;
b) sentenced to imprisonment for crimes of small and medium gravity;
c) those sentenced to imprisonment for serious crimes;
d) convicted of particularly serious crimes. "
▪According to Chechen opposition public figures, such actions have two purposes. First, to replenish the "human resources" of units that have suffered significant losses in battles with Ukrainian defenders. Secondly, to suppress any protests in Chechnya itself. After all, the practice of condemning relatives of oppositionists is widespread there today. Now they are threatened with forced deportation to the hottest points of the front. In particular, the brother of the well-known Chechen opposition leader Hassan Khalitov has already been taken to one of the units on the front line. Other relatives of Khalitov were abducted and their whereabouts are unknown.