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Daghestan Court Sentences Chechen Insurgent


19 September 2005 (RFE/RL) -- A court in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan today sentenced a Chechen insurgent to 25 years in prison for allegedly taking part in the execution of Russian soldiers taken prisoner.

A video operator caught the September 1999 beheading of the six Interior Ministry soldiers on tape. Islan Mukaev was arrested in June in a camp for Chechen refugees in the republic of Ingushetia.

He admitted taking part in the 1999 Chechen insurgent raid on Daghestan but not in the killing of the prisoners.

(AP/ITAR-TASS)

For RFE/RL's full coverage of events in the North Caucasus, see "News And Features On The North Caucasus"
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