22 August 2008, 20:29

Chechnya: search of Sulim Yamadaev, former battalion "Vostok" commander, cancelled

Chechen investigatory bodies have cancelled the federal search of Sulim Yamadaev, former commander of the "Vostok" (East) battalion of the 42nd Motorized Rifle Division of the Ministry of Defence, reported today the official spokesman of the Investigatory Department of the Investigatory Committee at the Russian Prosecutor's Office for Chechnya.

We remind you that it has become known today that by the order of Anatoly Serdyukov, Russian Minister of Defence, Sulim Yamadaev was dismissed from service.

The search was stopped, since the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Chechnya has established the whereabouts of Yamadaev, the RIA "Novosti" reports. According to investigatory bodies, Sulim Yamadaev is now in Moscow.

Earlier, the "Caucasian Knot" reported that Sulim Yamadaev, who early in August was announced into federal search for murdering a Chechen entrepreneur, was still in command of the "Vostok" battalion, which was at war in Georgia and South Ossetia.

The "Polit.ru" supposes that under mediation of federal authorities an armistice was reached between Ramzan Kadyrov and Yamadaev, where one of the conditions was Yamadaev's dismissal from military service.

Alexander Cherkasov, a member of the Board of the Human Rights Centre "Memorial", has noted: "Now we know from evidences of eyewitnesses that during the war in Georgia the fighters of the "Vostok" battalion were humanely treating the prisoners of war. As far as I understand, the Chechen battalion didn't take part in pogroms, and everything incriminated to Yamadaev refers to the past."

We remind you that according to GZT.ru, on August 12 the "Vostok" battalion, which was in Gori in Georgia, under direct command of Sulim Yamadaev participated in storming Kvemo-Nikozi village. Sources in Chechnya have confirmed this information.

Let us note here that special-purpose battalions "Vostok" and "Zapad" (West) of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian General Staff (known as GRU), comprising residents of Chechnya, suffered very serious losses in the course of the warfare in the Georgian-South-Ossetian conflict zone. There are no precise data about the number of the lost Chechen militaries, however, recently only in one of the districts of Chechnya eight special fighters were buried.

Form of mobile communication
SMS: 8 903-767-6060

Know more? Do not be silent!

Lt-feedback_banner

April 17, 2015 19:14

  • Three thousand attend opposition rally in Yerevan

    The participants of the today's action in Yerevan, held in support of the arrested activists of the "Founding Parliament", demanded from the authorities to release the activists. According to the organizers of the rally, it was about 3000 strong, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

April 17, 2015 10:03

  • CaT condemns non-admission of advocate to Zaur Dadaev

    The fact that advocate Evgeny Gubin is refused to visit Zaur Dadaev, accused of the murder of Boris Nemtsov, violates the criminal procedure law and questioned the evidentiary basis of the case. This was stated by members of the "Committee against Torture" (CaT).

April 17, 2015 09:12

  • OSCE representatives condemn sentencing of Rasul Jafarov in Baku

    Dunja Mijatovic, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, has treated the verdict of guilty against human rights defender Rasul Jafarov announced by the court in Baku as unjustified. According to her story, Azerbaijan is a country where fundamental human rights and critical voices are being suppressed on systematic and large-scale basis.

April 17, 2015 07:30

April 17, 2015 04:28

April 17, 2015 02:14

  • Mikhail Savva's conditional sentence replaced by real imprisonment

    On April 14, the Krasnodar Territorial Court considered the appeal filed by the defence of Mikhail Savva and upheld the decision to replace his conditional sentence by real imprisonment. This was reported by the "RAPSI" (Russian Agency of Legal and Judicial Information) on April 16 with reference to an official from the Territorial Prosecutor's Office.

April 16, 2015 17:57

All news

News archive