Aslan Yandiev. Photo: Russia's FSB

31 July 2018, 22:22

In Vladikavkaz, investigators charge Aslan Yandiev

Aslan Yandiev, extradited from Slovakia to Russia against the UN position, has been charged. He is accused of committing grave and especially grave crimes in the territory of Vladikavkaz, the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) reports today.

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). Since 2011, he was kept under extradition arrest. On July 17, Aslan Yandiev was extradited to Moscow. He is accused of involvement in a series of terror acts in Vladikavkaz.

Aslan Yandiev is accused of crimes under six articles of the criminal code, including "banditry", "illicit trafficking in arms and ammunition", "terror act", "attempted terror act", "attempted murder of two or more persons", and "murder of two or more persons". The maximum punishment provided for by the above articles for the charges is life imprisonment.

"Aslan Yandiev fled from the investigating authorities. He was indicted in absentia, and at a request of the investigating authorities, the court pronounced against him the pre-trial restriction measure in the form of detention in custody. The suspect was put on the international wanted list," reports the message released today on the website of the ICRF's Investigating Department for North Ossetia-Alania.

At present, the "Caucasian Knot" does not yet have any comments from Aslan Yandiev or his representatives concerning the charges brought against him.

On July 19, Andrei Sabinin, an advocate of Aslan Yandiev, confirmed that his client was transferred to the FSB SIZO (pre-trial prison) in Vladikavkaz. There, "he is waiting for the preliminary investigation," the RIA "Novosti" reports today.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 31, 2018 at 04:02 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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