NewsGruesome torture tales emerge from Moscow's harrowing terror case

Gruesome torture tales emerge from Moscow's harrowing terror case

He survived torture in Russia. He told what the attackers felt. In the photo: Shamsidin Fariduni
He survived torture in Russia. He told what the attackers felt. In the photo: Shamsidin Fariduni
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7:17 AM EDT, April 3, 2024

Dissident Musa Lomayev, who has previously endured torture by Russian security forces, discusses the prevalent methods of torture used against those accused in the Crocus City Hall case. This terrorist attack near Moscow resulted in over 140 fatalities.

One of those detained in connection with the terrorist attack outside Moscow is 25-year-old Shamsidin Fariduni. He was employed as a labourer in Krasnogorsk and, similar to his peers, was subjected to torture before being brought to court.

In a photo circulated on social media, Fariduni is depicted lying on the floor with his trousers pulled down to his knees, his hands tied behind his back, and two wires extending from his genitals to a battery.

"He began to lose consciousness from the pain, so they connected him to a charger... they acknowledged his rights, allowing him a phone call to a lawyer and the embassy," highlighted the channel GREY ZONE, with insider access to information from the Russian Security Services.

Surviving Russian torture: A firsthand account

This form of torture, also mockingly referred to as "calling Putin", is something Chechen dissident Musa Lomayev is all too familiar with. In the program "We Can," Lomayev shares gruesome details of how these "interrogations" are conducted.

Seeing photos of those accused of carrying out that horrific terrorist attack immediately brought back memories of the torture I endured. Even after twenty years, the methods employed by the security forces remain unchanged," Lomayev emphasized.

According to Lomayev, the security services deny utilizing such torture methods. They claim this equipment is not designed for such purposes, yet its effectiveness in coercing confessions makes it a tool of choice.

"By attaching the wires to the most sensitive parts of the body - not just the fingers or earlobes but also the genitals, they maximize the torment, forcing you to admit not only to the crime you're accused of but to others as well," Lomayev explained.

Such torture can coerce anyone into confessing to anything; Lomayev himself was compelled to confess to five terrorist acts under its influence.

Let us recall that on March 22, terrorists targeted an audience at a concert in Crocus City Hall, opening fire and detonating explosives. The ensuing fire caused the roof of the venue to collapse.

The Moscow branch of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations reported that the tragedy resulted in 144 deaths and 551 injuries.

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