Alleged member of notorious Basayev gang faces trial on terrorism charges
MOSCOW, February 6 (RAPSI) – An alleged member of a gang led by a notorious Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, who is involved in a case over terror attacks in Russia’s Vladikavkaz in 2006, will go on trial, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports Wednesday.
The case against Aslan Yandiyev will be considered by the North Caucasus District Military Court.
The defendant is charged with banditry, illicit arms trafficking, murders and organization of six terror attacks. According to a statement of the Federal Security Service (FSB), he was involved in the organization and committing a series of deadly terror attacks in the Russian city of Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, in 2006.
Investigators claim that the defendant fled Russia in order to avoid criminal prosecution in 2010. In 2011, he was arrested in Slovakia. On July 18, Yandiyev was extradited to Russia.
Three other identified gang members have been sentenced to long prison terms, another one has been killed during a special-forces raid.