Officers of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs near a stretcher with a body of a victim of the attack of Chechen militants on Budennovsk on June 15, 1995. Photo: Stringer / Reuters

22 December 2020, 17:54

Chechen resident to spend 12 years in prison for attack on Budyonnovsk

In Rostov-on-Don, a court found Aslan Daudov, a resident of Chechnya, guilty of hostage-taking, terrorism, and premeditated killing during the 1995 attack by Shamil Basaev's grouping on Budyonnovsk. The defendant was sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment in a high-security penal colony.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on June 14, 1995, a grouping of Chechen militants led by Shamil Basaev entered the territory of the Stavropol Territory and captured the central hospital of Budyonnovsk. As a result of the terror act, 129 people were killed, and other 317 were injured. The militants set free the remaining hostages in exchange for a promise from the Russian authorities to stop combat actions in Chechnya.

Aslan Daudov pleaded partially guilty, the case was considered by the Southern District Military Court, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was informed by an officer of the Court's press service. However, the officer did not disclose the information concerning under which articles Aslan Daudov pleaded guilty.

Investigators suggest that the defendant was a member of the armed grouping led by Shamil Basaev and took part in its attacks. Aslan Daudov is accused of taking hostages, terrorism, and premeditated killing under aggravated circumstances, the press service of the Southern District Military Court reports.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 22, 2020 at 02:13 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Konstantin Volgin; Source: CK correspondent

All news

January 24, 2021 11:50

  • Krasnodar protests are most massive in recent years

    The activists of the local Navalny's office were detained in a coffee shop after the protest action; one of the office volunteers was arrested for five days. In Novorossiysk and Armavir, they detained those who shouted slogans or came out with posters, protesters have informed.

January 24, 2021 11:21

January 24, 2021 11:06

  • Volgograd activists demand release of political prisoners

    Russia restricts civil rights and freedoms; activists and oppositionists are persecuted for political reasons, the Volgograd residents interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" have explained their participation in the January 23 protest action.

January 23, 2021 19:08

  • Suspect of beating Totrov detained in Vladikavkaz

    One of the attackers on the North-Ossetian journalist has been detained; the other has fled abroad and will be put on the wanted list through the Interpol, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has announced.

January 23, 2021 18:16

News archive