The prosecutor's office in St. Petersburg summoned for questioning Stanislav Kudryavtsev, the partner of a native of Chechnya, Seyda Suleymanova, who, with the assistance of the police, was returned to the republic to the relatives from whom she fled. This was reported by the crisis group SK SOS.
“Stanislav gave detailed explanations, providing employees with all the necessary information to carry out the inspection,” human rights activists added. “Initially, Stanislav applied to the office of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Federation, Tatyana Moskalkova, from there the application was transferred to the Prosecutor General’s Office, after which the St. Petersburg prosecutor’s office took over the investigation.”
According to them, Suleymanova moved to St. Petersburg in January 2023 and worked in a coffee shop, but after a failed kidnapping attempt, she changed jobs in February. In August, police came to Suleymanova and Kudryavtsev’s home and detained her under the pretext of opening a theft case; the department handed her over to security forces from Chechnya.
“They mostly spoke with Seda in her language, but without any particularly aggressive overtones. She repeated: “They will kill me, they will kill me,” recalled Kudryavtsev.
Subsequently, the girl was handed over to her relatives in Grozny, without being allowed to see her lawyers. Mansur Soltaev, who holds the position of Commissioner for Human Rights in Chechnya, published a photo with Suleymanova, assuring that “there are no violations of rights or harassment against her.” Kudryavtsev noticed a dark mark on her neck in this photo, which reminded him of a bruise.