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Russia Charges Alleged Militant


http://gdb.rferl.org/F147B3D0-E55D-4619-8C32-4B6929F821D7_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/F147B3D0-E55D-4619-8C32-4B6929F821D7_mw800_mh600.jpg 25 July 2005 -- Russian prosecutors have filed murder and terrorism charges against a suspected Chechen militant accused of participating in a 1999 attack against Russian soldiers.

The Supreme Court in Russia's republic of Daghestan, which borders Chechnya, is due to consider the charges against the man and later set a date for hearings.

Prosecutors say the man took part in a 1999 attack in Daghestan in which five Russian soldiers were beheaded and a sixth shot dead.

Russian security forces detained the man earlier this year in Ingushetia, which also borders Chechnya. Prosecutors say he was found with illegal weapons and a videotape of the beheadings.

(AP)
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