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Ex-Chechen Leader's Son Pleads Guilty To Forgery, Drug Possession

Degi Dudayev, a son of the late leader of the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, Dzhokhar Dudayev, has pleaded guilty to document forgery and illegal drug possession.

Degi Dudayev told a court in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas on November 27 that he would testify in the case against him and three other defendants.

The four were arrested in March 2011 in Kaunas after police found seven forged Lithuanian passports and illegal drugs in their car.

Dudayev said earlier that he wanted to help several Chechen families persecuted in Chechnya to emigrate to Europe.

Based on reporting by and Interfax

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