A video of a teenager appearing to be tortured and "apologising" for criticising the Chechen government on social media has emerged online. In the video, which has been condemned by activists, the man is forced to perform a humiliating act. He identifies himself as the year-old administrator of a social media channel that has criticised Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov. The ally of Russia's President Vladimir Putin denies that his government detains and tortures critics who speak out publicly against the regime.
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A teenage Chechen activist who appeared in a recent video in which he appears to have been tortured and humiliated was reportedly kidnapped by people with connections to the authorities in Chechnya. The independent Russian newspaper Novaya gazeta said that year-old Salman Tepsurkayev was kidnapped on September 5 while outside Chechnya and by the following day was being held at the base of the Terek special-operations unit in the Chechen capital, Grozny, according to information gleaned from Tepsurkayev's cellphone signal. Late on September 7, a social-media video appeared in which a naked person -- who identifies himself as Tepsurkayev and says he was an administrator with the opposition 1ADAT Telegram channel -- stands on his knees and says, "I am punishing myself. The video has been watched tens of thousands of times and has caused a public sensation across the North Caucasus republic. In a second video posted on September 9 to a pro-government Instagram channel, Tepsurkayev explains that he made the first video because of a dispute he'd had with the 1ADAT management and because he regretted the statements he'd made about Chechen police and other authorities.