Organizer of the terror act in Budyonnovsk Shamil Basaev (left) during negotiation, June 19, 1995. Photo: Natalia Medvedeva, https://ru.wikipedia.org

10 June 2015, 16:23

On eve of anniversary of terror act in Budyonnovsk, charges filed against two natives of Chechnya

The charges in the case of the armed attack on the town of Budyonnovsk in 1995 are filed against Ramzan Belyalov and Magomed Mazdaev, two natives of Chechnya. Today, investigators have reported that one of them was detained by Stavropol law enforcers in Gudermes on June 2.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on June 14, 1995, a group of militants from Chechnya led by Shamil Basaev attacked citizens and organizations in Budyonnovsk and captured the central hospital of the town. As a result of the terror act, 129 people were killed.

The detention of Ramzan Belyalov looked like a kidnapping. This was stated by his brother, who appealed to Chechen Ombudsman Nurdi Nuzhakhiev in connection with the incident. Besides, in violation of the criminal procedural law, law enforcers failed to notify detainee's relatives on his detention and inform them of his whereabouts, the message posted on the website of the Chechen Ombudsman's Office reported on June 9.

According to the message of the Ombudsman's Office, the investigating authorities have ignored the evidence provided by the defence and stating that Ramzan Belyalov could not be involved in the attack on Budyonnovsk, since in the period of May-December 1995, he was engaged as a worker in the activities of the construction team in the village of Vozdvizhenskoe of the Khaibulla District of the Republic of Bashkortostan. Nurdi Nukhazhiev has appealed to Ivan Sydoruk, the Russian Deputy General Prosecutor, and asked him to take appropriate measures of prosecutorial response, aimed at protection of rights and legitimate interests of the detained citizen of Chechnya.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

All news

September 15, 2019 11:43

September 15, 2019 11:30

  • Gukovo miners distrust promises to pay debts

    The bankruptcy manager has assured that in October, after the sale of underground courses, money will appear to pay off the wage debts to former workers of the "Kingcoal" Company, Tatiana Avachova, a member of the protest group, said at a picket in Gukovo. The picketers noted that this was not the first such promise.

September 15, 2019 11:19

  • Death version of paratrooper in Chechnya raises doubts

    The name of the paratrooper, Mikhail Bezelt, who, according to the official data, blew himself up on a mine in Chechnya, has appeared in the list of Donbass casualties. On the whole, the version of the contractor's death during exercises looks plausible, but it's strange that the exercise area had not been inspected by sappers, the law enforcers interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" have noted.

September 15, 2019 11:06

September 14, 2019 18:48

  • Social media users argue about actuality of fight against witchcraft in Chechnya

    The detention of a witch in Chechnya and the report shown by the "Grozny" ChGTRK (Chechen State TV and Radio Company), where she was criticized by a doctor from the Centre for Islamic Medicine, was treated by some social networks commentators as a return to Middle Ages. Their opponents have supported the persecution of sorcerers in the republic.

News archive