06 November 2018, 14:18

SC approves verdict to participants of attack on soldiers in Chechnya

The Supreme Court (SC) of the Russian Federation has dismissed complaints about the verdict to Yusuf Krymshamkhalov and Adam Dekkushev, natives of Karachay-Cherkessia, earlier found by the court in Chechnya guilty of shelling 15 Russian soldiers in Chechnya in 1999.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in December 2017, Adam Dekkushev and Yusuf Krymshamkhalov were charged with attacking Russian soldiers in 1999. In August, the court found the defendants guilty of the attack, in which 15 soldiers had been killed.

On January 12, 2004, the Moscow City Court sentenced Adam Dekkushev and Yusuf Krymshamkhalov to life imprisonment on the charge of committing a number of terror acts, including bombings in Volgodonsk and Moscow.

Advocates of Yusuf Krymshamkhalov and Adam Dekkushev filed to the Supreme Court of Russia the complaints to challenge the second verdict to their clients. The advocates requested the Russian SC to recognize illegal and groundless the decision pronounced by the Supreme Court of Chechnya, which on August 7 found their defendants guilty, the "Kommersant" reports on November 6.

In particular, the advocates pointed to the fact that the first sentence to Yusuf Krymshamkhalov and Adam Dekkushev already mentioned the events which occurred in the village of Chervlennaya on October 4, 1999. That is, according to the defence, Yusuf Krymshamkhalov and Adam Dekkushev were twice sentenced for the same actions.

However, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dismissed the arguments of the defence. The verdict of the Supreme Court of Chechnya was finally found justified and left unchanged.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 6, 2018 at 05:36 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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