Skip to comments.Ex-Guantanamo prisoner detained in Russia
Posted on 11/11/2005 8:46:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge
NALCHIK, Russia - A man who was held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has been detained on suspicion of involvement in attacks on police last month in southern Russia, a senior prosecutor said Friday.
Relatives and lawyers confirmed that Rasul Kudayev, a Russian who was released from Guantanamo last year, had been detained and insisted the charges have been fabricated.
Deputy Prosecutor General Nikolai Shepel said witnesses, along with Kudayev's own confessions, confirmed his involvement in preparing and carrying out the Oct. 13 attacks on government and law enforcement offices in Nalchik, the capital of the troubled Kabardino-Balkariya region.
At least 139 people died in the nearly simultaneous daytime assaults on law enforcement offices, including the 94 accused attackers, according to official tallies. Shepel said more than 40 people have been detained on suspicion of involvement.
Alexandra Zernova, a lawyer for Kudayev, said that her client was physically too weak to participate in the attacks and said he had been tortured into confessing.
Kudayev was imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay after being captured in Afghanistan and linked to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a terror group with alleged ties to al-Qaida. Since his release last year, he and his family have been repeatedly harassed by police, said his mother, Fatimat Takayeva.
Shepel also said that Ruslan Nakhushev, a respected Islamic expert and well-known government critic who has been missing since being questioned by security officers Nov. 4, has been charged with instigating the attack.
Kabardino-Balkariya is one of several North Caucasus regions that has long been plagued by endemic corruption and violence some of it stemming from criminal gang feuds and some spilling over from nearby Chechnya.
I suspect the Russians will do a bit more than pull some underwear over his head.
If they're going to release prisoners from Gitmo at all, they should release them in Havana.
I thought Guantanamo was one of those prisons you only enter and never exit.
Club Gitmo, where we take deseperate low life terrorists, feed them, comfort them, cloth them, exercise them and even fix their rotting cow dung covered teeth so that they can go out and fight against the West even harder....all in the name of purity and PCdom.
"If they're going to release prisoners from Gitmo at all, they should release them in Havana."
I don't think so, I have a better place for them: make the loud-mouthed Dems adopt them and care for them.
> Club Gitmo, where we take deseperate low life
> terrorists, feed them, comfort them, cloth them,
> exercise them and even fix their rotting cow dung
> covered teeth so that they can go out and fight
> against the West even harder....
It is not necessarily a joke.
Some of us Russian paranoics suspect that the Guantanamo prison is, in fact, a camp where future Islamic terrorists are brainwashed and trained. And then are let loose to molest countries that the US want to molest.
Islamic terrorism is under suspition of being the creation and instrument of America.
Is there any definite proof of the opposite?
Islamic terrorism is under suspition of being the creation and instrument of America. Is there any definite proof of the opposite?
Why don't you be one of the ones who thinks for himself and doesn't buy into the America-hating, terrorist loving leftist lie campaign?
"Is there any definite proof of the opposite?"
Common sense ?
So I understand that you agree with A Russian theory about US training terrorists? Could you clarify your point?
Nice try, your propaganda angle will work about as well as ever, which means none. If you had any idea what was going on in our WOT, that is, if you bothered to go on any US threads and not just post anti-Russian stuff, you'd know exactly what I mean. We conservatives are sick and tired of our government cuddling the terrorists at Club Gitmo.....but why would you know that at a US forum when you're on a one agenda purpose here?
Islamic terrorism is under suspition of being the creation and instrument of America
This comment is just as stupid as the same comments made here about Russia sponsoring terrorism and the Chechens.