Former Guantanamo Bay Detainee Arrested In Moscow
March 9, 2006 -- A former Guantanamo Bay detainee and another man accused of blowing up a gas pipeline in the Russian republic of Tatarstan have been arrested in Moscow.
The Guantanamo Bay detention center (file photo) (AFP)
An aide to Tatarstan's chief prosecutor, Ildar Mukhametzyanov, said the two men -- Ravil Gumarov and Fanis Shaikhutdinov -- were detained on March 7 and would soon be transferred to Kazan.
Shaikhutdinov and Gumarov were first arrested in 2005 and charged with blowing up a gas pipeline in the town of Bugulma.
Gumarov and a third man arrested for the Bugulma attack -- Timur Ishmuratov -- are among seven Russian citizens captured by U.S. troops in Afghanistan and released in 2004 after spending several months in Guantanamo Bay.
A jury in Tatarstan cleared them of all charges in September. But the Russian Supreme Court's Cassation Chamber later overturned the acquittal.