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Police rescue man after 14-year captivity in Chechnya

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YEKATERINBURG, June 13 (RIA Novosti) - A Kazakh national was freed by police in Chechnya after spending about 14 years in captivity as a slave, a spokesman for local police said Wednesday.

Anastasiya Yelsukova said the man, who was freed in late May, was abducted in 1993, his documents were taken from him, and he had been forced to work as a fireman and shepherd by four different owners since.

She added that his last owner had been arrested and criminal proceedings launched. The accused, if found guilty, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.

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