Chechnya's chief prosecutor said Adam Ibragimov was detained less than an hour in Grozny and questioned. The prosecutor, Valery Kuznetsov, did not explain why Ibragimov was held.
The local director of the Memorial human rights group, Aleksandr Cherkasov, expressed concern over the incident.
The aftermath of a December 2002 Chechen resistance attack on the main government building in Grozny (epa)
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