After a more than week of worrying whether a prominent Chechen poet and singer – taken from his home by two armed men in black uniforms – was dead or alive, we learned that he’s alive and finally back with his family in Grozny. Khusein Betelgeriev was at home on March 31, 2016, when men came for him, without explanation. For the next 10 days, nothing was known of his fate and whereabouts. Many thought him dead. It’s a tremendous relief to finally confirm he’s among the living, though badly beaten. I wish I could tell you how I know, and tell you the details, but if I do, Betelgeriev and others will suffer even more.