Journalist in Dagestan is jailed on terrorism charges
A district court in Makhachkala has jailed journalist Abdulmumin Gadzhiyev on charges of financing terrorism and participating in a terrorist organization, according to the Telegram channel Chernovik (Rough Draft), where Gadzhiyev works. Police arrested him on June 14. Gadzhiyev’s family says he’s being framed, and Chernovik’s editors have publicly asked President Putin to take charge of the case.
Gadzhiyev’s supporters have applied for a permit to hold a rally on June 30 in Makhachkala, and a petition at Change.org calling for his immediate release has more than 4,000 signatures, at the time of this writing.