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2006-05-26 03:06:27

VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian court sentenced the only surviving Beslan hostage-taker to life in prison on Friday for his part in the bloody 2004 school siege that killed 331 people. Nurpashi Kulayev, a Chechen carpenter born in 1980, was found guilty on all charges, which included terrorism and murder. He had pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors had requested the death penalty for Kulayev, but Judge Tamerlan Aguzarov said a current moratorium on capital punishment ruled that...

2006-05-26 02:58:56

VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian court on Friday sentenced the only surviving Beslan hostage-taker to life imprisonment for his part in the bloody 2004 school siege that killed 331 people. Nurpashi Kulayev, a Chechen carpenter born in 1980, was found guilty of all charges, which included terrorism and murder. He pleaded not guilty.

2006-05-18 08:56:19

By Oliver Bullough VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia (Reuters) - Former Beslan hostages relived their ordeal on Thursday as Judge Tamerlan Aguzarov recounted tale after tale of almost unimaginable horror. As he summed up the trial of the last surviving member of the group of militants who seized 1,300 hostages in Beslan two years ago, survivors and relatives of the 331 victims, more than half of them children, stared straight ahead with glazed eyes. His accounts of the three days of fear that the...

2006-05-16 07:51:58

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian judge declared on Tuesday that the only surviving member of a group responsible for the Beslan school raid that killed 331 people had committed an act of terrorism. Judge Tamerlan Aguzarov will take several days to read his summary of the trial before he formally convicts or acquits Nurpashi Kulayev, although his comments already suggested a guilty verdict was likely. "The court has established the participation of the defendant in...

2006-05-16 05:40:33

(Please read in 3rd paragraph ...The court has established the participation of the defendant... instead of ...The court has established the guilt of the defendant.) By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian judge said on Tuesday the only surviving member of the group that seized a school and 1,300 hostages in the town of Beslan in 2004 had committed an act of terrorism, as he began reading his verdict in the trial. Prosecutors have requested the death penalty for Chechen...

2006-05-16 02:59:01

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian judge said on Tuesday the only surviving member of the group that seized a school and 1,300 hostages in the town of Beslan in 2004 had committed an act of terrorism, as he began reading his verdict in the trial. Prosecutors have requested the death penalty for Chechen Nurpashi Kulayev, born in 1980, although an official moratorium on capital punishment would lead to such a sentence being changed to one of life imprisonment. "The court...

2006-03-16 07:48:35

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Thursday began trying three local policemen for failing to stop the 2004 Beslan school massacre but victims' relatives said they were being made scapegoats for the mistakes of their superiors. The three policemen are the only officials being prosecuted over the bloodbath, which happened after gunmen linked to separatists in Chechnya seized the school. The death toll from the siege was 331 people, half of them children. Prosecutors told the trial...

2006-02-16 09:35:23

By Kazbek Basayev VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian judge retired to consider his verdict on Thursday on the only person to stand trial for the Beslan school siege that killed 300 people, half of them children. Prosecutors have requested the death penalty for Nurpashi Kulayev, who they say is the only surviving hostage-taker of the group that stormed Beslan's school in September 2004 with the intention of killing as many hostages as possible. However, some victims' relatives...

2005-12-28 06:54:17

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of a probe into Russia's bloody Beslan school attack said on Wednesday that local police had ignored instructions to strengthen security around schools which, if taken at the time, could have averted the tragedy. Alexander Torshin, heading the parliamentary commission investigating the September 2004 seizure of hostages, said there had been many "mistakes and shortcomings." Torshin said that in August of that year Russian Interior Ministry chiefs had told...

2005-08-30 13:19:11

By Sonia Oxley MOSCOW (Reuters) - The man behind the Beslan school siege said on Tuesday a failed Russian special services sting had allowed his militants a free passage into the region to conduct the attack that killed 330 people almost a year ago. Shamil Basayev, Russia's most wanted man, issued the statement on separatist Web site www.kavkazcenter.com days before the anniversary of the bloodbath and at a time when authorities face criticism for failing to clarify what happened....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.