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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