On June 18, 2021, the leader of the political movement “Group 24”, Sukhrob Zafar, received another response from the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs to a request for a search for a member of the political movement “Group 24”, Rakhmatjon Makhmadzhon, who disappeared in Moscow on May 18 this year.
The Main Directorate of Criminal Investigation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia again informs that “in the operational-reference accounts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia there is information that 18.05.2021 wanted person has left the Russian Federation, and the internal affairs bodies of the Russian Federation do not have information about his location.” Again, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation recommends that the law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Tajikistan contact the search for Rakhmatjon Mahmadzhon.
And in order to finally remove all responsibility for the fate of Rakhmatjon Makhmajon, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia emphasizes that he is not a citizen of the Russian Federation!!! At the same time, no additional information was provided on this issue, when and by the decision of which body Rahmatjon Mahmajon was deprived of Russian citizenship.
Also, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation made it clear that it would not deal with this issue anymore and would not give any comments: “at the same time we inform you that in the event of similar requests for the search for Rakhmatjoni Makhmajon, correspondence with you from the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs will be stopped.”
We will not comment and criticize the work of the official bodies of the Russian Federation in connection with the current situation, but everyone who has read this article will draw conclusions and realize the scale of the tragedy and the situation of the Tajik opposition in Russia.
Political movement “Group 24”