Aslan Yandiev. Photo: screenshot of the video on the Ren.tv YouTube channel

26 July 2018, 11:30

Aslan Yandiev, accused of terrorism, convoyed to North Ossetia

Aslan Yandiev, who had been extradited from Slovakia on the charge of involvement in terror acts, was taken from Moscow to Vladikavkaz and placed to the FSB SIZO (pre-trial prison).

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Aslan Yandiev, an Ingush native of the Prigorodny District of North Ossetia, was detained in Slovakia at the request issued by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). The suspect was kept under arrest since 2011.

Aslan Yandiev is accused of committing crimes as a member of an armed grouping in North Ossetia in the period from December 2005 to July 2006. According to the police, in December 2005, members of the grouping shelled the Vladikavkaz-2 power plant in the village of Zavodskoy, and in February 2006, they bombed slot machine halls in Vladikavkaz. Family members of Aslan Yandiev deny his involvement in the crimes.

According to the relatives, Aslan Yandiev did not voice any complaints about the conditions of his detention.

Rights defenders opposed the Aslan Yandiev's extradition to Russia. They feared that he could be tortured and imprisoned "on a falsified charge."

According to investigators, apart from Aslan Yandiev, the armed grouping included other five persons. Of them, three were sentenced to long terms of imprisonment, and other two were killed.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 26, 2018 at 05:42 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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