MOSCOW, December 22 (RAPSI) – One more former member of a notorious gang once led by Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev has been sentenced to 12 years in penal colony in a case over attack and taking hostages in Russia’s town of Budyonnovsk in 1995, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.
Aslan Daudov has been found guilty of participation in a gang, terrorism and intended murder of two and more persons, including law enforcement officers.
On June 14, 1995, a group of at least 160 gunmen led by Basayev attacked Budyonnovsk holding 1,586 people as hostages at a local hospital. The attack left 129 persons dead and 317 injured while the property damage was estimated at 95.6 billion rubles (about $1.6 billion at the current exchange rate).
The court found that Daudov was among the attackers.
Overall, more than 30 members of the gang have been already sentenced to prison terms varying from 11 to 15 years in prison. Proceedings against several other members including Basayev were dropped due to their death.