At Trial Of Terrorist Raduyev Charges Continue Being Read

At the trial of the Chechen terrorist Salman Raduyev and his associates the charges continue to be read at the Dagestan Supreme Court in Makhachkala. The reading of the 3 volumes of indictments, which contain approximately 500 pages, began on 15 November. The raids on Kizlyar and then in Pervomaiskoye (villages in Dagestan), which resulted in numerous innocent victims, according to Raduyev's investigation testimony, were carried out on the orders of Dzhorkhar Dudayev, the former President of the Chechen Republic. According to the terrorist, this act was politically motivated with the aim being to attract the attention of the international community to the events in Chechnya. As maintained in Raduyev's statements, during the raid he talked with Dudayev and representatives of foreign informational agencies by telephone satellite. The Russian law enforcement agency has implemented tight security measures during the trial of the criminals.