The Rostov Regional Court (the south of Russia) will start hearings of the case of the kidnapping of Kenneth Cluck, a member of the Doctors without Borders mission in the territory of the Chechen Republic in 2001. The RIA Novosti correspondent was told about it by press secretary of the court Konstantin Miroshnichenko.
According to him, Magomed Gakayev and Ayub Katayev will appear before the court. They are accused of complicity in the kidnapping. According to the materials of the investigation, the crime was organised and carried out by a group, which was headed by Abubakar Zhumayev, who was eliminated in the course of the anti-terrorist operation in February of 2002.
Kenneth Cluck was kidnapped on January 9th, 2001 and was kept for a month.
The victim himself was invited to the first sitting.
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