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Russia Ordered To Compensate Falsely Accused Chechen

Ruslan Musayev

Ruslan Musayev

MOSCOW -- A Moscow City Court ruled today that the Finance Ministry must pay the equivalent of $4,700 to a man falsely accused of attempting to assassinate Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Ruslan Musayev, an ethnic Chechen, was arrested in May 2007 on suspicion of planning to assassinate Kadyrov. In April 2009, he was acquitted by a Moscow court.

Since then, Musayev has been engaged in a legal battle to get 3 million rubles (about $100,000) from the Russian authorities in compensation for the false charges made against him and his time spent in detention.