Rasul Kudaev, a former detainee of
Kudaev was brought to
Before his American ordeal, he was strong and healthy, but he returned from
Last October , Russian military forces arrested Kudaev at his home after suspected Islamic militants attacked security agencies in the city of
"They surrounded the house, shouting 'Stay where you are!' and 'Don't move!' I started calling the neighbors for help. My son Rasul heard me shouting and came out of the house with difficulty.
One of the interior [ministry] forces men, who had detained Rasul several time before, immediately ran up to him and started giving orders to handcuff him. I asked to see a permit for his arrest, but they didn't have one. The search warrant had not been signed by a judge. When they took Rasul away, they pushed him about violently with the butt of a rifle and kicked him.
Kudeav has been arrested twice and has never had an offical trial or a ruling on either instance in which he was suspected of terrorism. At the very least he deserved a trial and human decency.
Amnesty International is asking to take urgent action for Rasul Kudaev.