Khasan Zakayev, accomplice of Dubrovka terrorist attack, to stand trial in Moscow

The Moscow Main Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee has sent to court a criminal case against one of the accomplices of hostage taking in the theater in Dubrovka on 23 October 2002 Khasan Zakayev, 41. He is charged with crimes under part 2 of article 210, parts 1 and 3 of article 30 and part 3 of article 205, part 5 of article 33, part 3 of article 206, part 3 of article 222, paragraphs “h” and “g” of part 2 of article 105, part 2 of article 167 of the RF Penal Code (membership in a criminal community, plotting a terrorist attack, complicity in hostage-taking, attempted murder of two and more people, illegal storage of firearms, deliberate destruction of another’s property).

According to investigators, Zakayev was a member of an organized criminal community led by Shamil Basayev and assisted in plotting the terrorist attack and hostage taking in the theater. In 2002, he organized transportation of firearms and improvised explosive devices in Moscow, which were then used by the terrorists.

Earlier 6 of the terrorists were sentenced to long terms in prison, 40 terrorists were killed during a special operation, only one terrorist, Gerikhan Dudayev, is wanted.

The investigators have enough evidence, so the criminal case with the approved indictment has been sent to court to be tired on the merits.

Head of Media Relations                                                                                                                              V.I. Markin