24 June 2010, 23:30

Convict for attempt on Isa Yamadaev challenges his verdict

The verdict of the Moscow Regional Court to Khavazhi Yusupov, a native of Chechnya, which sentenced him to 8.5 years of imprisonment for his attempt on businessman Isa Yamadaev - a brother of earlier assassinated ex-deputy of the Russian State Duma Ruslan Yamadaev and ex-commander of the "Vostok" battalion "East" Sulim Yamadaev, has been appealed against at the Supreme Court of Russia.

The appointed advocate refused to appeal against the verdict, but it was done by the two defenders hired by Khavazhi's relatives. According to their version, the attempt was staged. Allegedly, the pistol had been left for storage to Yusupov by the youngest of Yamadaev brothers - Badrudi. The order to kill Isa Yamadaev was delivered, according to the version of the defence, through an intermediary - one of brothers' securities.

According to advocate Shamsudin Tsakaev, the intermediary recorded, when persuading his client to commit a crime, all the negotiations; later, these records were put into the basis of the charge. As the defence asserts, Khavazhi Yusupov did not shoot at Yamadaev, even did not take the pistol out. In the opinion of the advocates, he later pled guilty under pressure. The video record of the attempt was not presented at the trial, the "Kommersant" writes.

On June 23, Isa Yamadaev refused to discuss the version of the defence.

All news

September 19, 2019 10:57

  • Dagestan: Kurbanov brothers refuse to plead guilty of terrorism

    The brothers Ismail and Mukhtar Kurbanov from the Kayakent District of Dagestan joined an illegal armed formation (IAF), stored explosives, while the younger, Mukhtar, fought for the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation by the court in Syria, the prosecution has stated. The brothers have refused to plead guilty.

September 19, 2019 10:47

  • Opinion poll reveals paradox of Georgia's aspiration for NATO and nostalgia for USSR

    Most residents of Georgia support the course towards joining the European Union and the NATO, while 41% of them are negatively assessing the collapse of the USSR, sociologists assert. The Soviet period attracts people by a low level of officials' corruption and better operation of courts, while they associate joining the NATO with ensuring the country's security, political analysts believe.

September 19, 2019 10:24

September 19, 2019 09:59

  • Baku court commutes Ragimov's punishment

    A court in Baku has reduced the prison term of Ikram Ragimov, the editor-in-chief of the "Realliq.info" website, from 5.5 years to 3 years in prison. The defence intends to appeal against the ruling.

September 18, 2019 23:47

News archive