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.
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.
"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!
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?
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 you...to 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.
They say that terrorists attaxck because they're hungry...
The only speaking of President Bush is you - comrade Putin Jr.
My guess is actually the latter. There are many who've been duped.
No, but there is definitive proof that you are a total moron...
I'm shocked about this. Really I am. Seriously! Here's hoping the Russians teach him a new definition of fear.