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Dudayev's Son Fined For Forged Passports In Lithuania

A son of the late Chechen leader Dzhokhar Dudayev has been fined for possessing a forged Lithuanian passport.

A court in Lithuania's second-largest city, Kaunas, said Degi Dudayev had been fined 3,250 litas ($1,170) on December 4.

Dudayev pleaded guilty to document forgery and illegal drug possession in November and agreed to 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 drugs in their car.

The drug possession charge was later dropped due to Dudayev's time served in pretrial custody.

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

Based on reporting by and Interfax