Archive Documents

You may find here the old articles, presentations, lectures and speeches related with Chechnya.

Bookshelf

Information about the books that are related to Chechnya and the Chechens

Chechen Culture

Articles, materials and more about Chechen culture.

Lyrics

You may read the lyrics of the most famous Chechen songs, listen and also download them.

Poems

You may find here the poems that are written on Chechen people and also the poems by the very well known Chechen poets

Home » News

Israilov Murder Trial: No End in Sight

Submitted by on Tuesday, 15 March 2011.    1,140 views No Comment
Israilov Murder Trial: No End in Sight

After a seven week break, today in Vienna, the Umar Israilov murder trial continued. However, it seems that the process will take longer than expected.

Today, three suspects were in the courtroom, and the judges asked them many questions. The court hearing took longer than normal, because all of the questions and answers were translated into Russian and Austrian.

One of the defendants, Suleiman Dadayev, said that it was a matter of money. According to him, Umar Israilov had appropriated a certain sum, which was attributed to the unit of a Chechen field commander. This field commander was fighting against Russia, and thus against Kadyrov. They only wanted to recover this money. He also denied accusations that he followed Umar Israilov’s daily activities in order to make a plan. He said that he only stopped in this area two or three times to see where Umar lived.

On the other hand, the main suspect is still absent, and the Prosecutor’s Office in Moscow has not sent a reply to the Austrian court’s demand. Judge Friedrich Forsthuber said that they have given a deadline of March 20th for Russian authorities to at least give an interim report. The Austrian judge also wanted to interrogate Ramzan Kadyrov, who is behind the murder according to very strong public opinion. However, it seems that Kadyrov will never accept.

The trial will continue on March 25th.

*Text was written by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.