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Ex-Guantanamo prisoner detained in Russia
AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/11/05 | Fatima Tlisova

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.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaedarussia; captured; detained; detainees; exguantanamo; gitmo; guantanamo; gwot; prisoner; russia; terrorism; terrorists; waronterror; wot
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To: M. Espinola

Your knowledge of reality and Russia can fit in a thimble and still leave room. Your insult to Bush puts you well in the DU league. You'd be very popular there.

41 posted on 11/12/2005 10:04:26 PM PST by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: A Russian; Travis McGee; Admin Moderator

"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. "

Welcome to Free Republic, quisling!

42 posted on 11/12/2005 10:18:17 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (There's nothing "Mainstream" about the Orwellian Media!!!)
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To: A Russian
Is there any definite proof of the opposite?

Is there any definite proof that you are not the hermaphrodite grandson of Lavrenti Beria, sitting at a computer in the sub-basement of Lubyanka, while dressed in a black leather bondage suit and spiked collar?

I mean, is there any proof?

43 posted on 11/12/2005 11:17:23 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- ---)
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To: Heatseeker

You don't want to know what the Russian police do to guys like this. They will give you one chance to tell your story. Then they beat you till you drop. They come back an hour or two later...and give you a second chance. Then they have various options from letting other prisoners beat medical procedures. This guy would love to be back in Guantanamo with Sgt Billy and his underwear game...he'd love to eat rice crispies...he'd appreciate morning prayer services....he'd love to have fresh clothing brought out a couple times a week. But thats history...and now...things are a little bit harsh.

44 posted on 11/12/2005 11:20:39 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Travis McGee; A Russian

They say that terrorists attaxck because they're hungry...


45 posted on 11/13/2005 9:00:26 AM PST by Darksheare (I'm not suspicious & I hope it's nutritious but I think this sandwich is made of mime.)
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To: jb6

The only speaking of President Bush is you - comrade Putin Jr.

46 posted on 11/13/2005 10:53:03 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: pepsionice
Oh yeah. Methinks this guy will be busy falling down flights of stairs for the next week or two.
47 posted on 11/13/2005 2:58:33 PM PST by Heatseeker ("I sort of like liberals now. They’re kind of cute when they’re shivering and afraid." - Ann Coulter)
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To: M. Espinola

My guess is actually the latter. There are many who've been duped.

48 posted on 11/14/2005 11:16:53 AM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: A Russian
Is there any definite proof of the opposite?

No, but there is definitive proof that you are a total moron...

49 posted on 11/14/2005 11:23:57 AM PST by mikegi
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To: NormsRevenge

I'm shocked about this. Really I am. Seriously! Here's hoping the Russians teach him a new definition of fear.

50 posted on 11/14/2005 11:27:56 AM PST by Shaun_MD (Here I abandon peace and desecrate law. Farewell to treaties. Fortune it is you I follow)
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To: A Russian
You have been watching too much TV.
52 posted on 01/10/2006 12:37:34 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Happy New Year FReepers.)
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