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Chechen Jailed For 12 Years For 1995 Raid


http://gdb.rferl.org/6aa2ad1e-14d9-4fd7-a311-b6c6aea42362_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/6aa2ad1e-14d9-4fd7-a311-b6c6aea42362_mw800_mh600.jpg Shamil Basayev pictured during the Budyonnovsk raid in 1995 (AFP) May 22, 2006 -- A Russian court has sentenced a Chechen militant to 12 years in prison over a hostage-taking raid in the southern Russian city of Budyonnovsk in 1995.


Nur-Magomed Khatuyev was arrested last year in Belarus.


More than 20 suspects have been convicted so far for involvement in the raid on the Budyonnovsk hospital by a group of militants led by separatist commander Shamil Basayev.


Nearly 150 people died in the incident.


(RIA Novosti, Interfax)

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