Hearings of the case against British citizen and Chechen rebel postponed

Hearings of the criminal case against British citizen John Bininy and Chechen rebel Mukhtarpasha Ismailov, due in Daghestan's Supreme Court on Wednesday, have been postponed.

As RIA Novosti learned at the Supreme Court's secretariat, Judge Ata Atayev appointed chairman of the court had not completed the previous case.

The postponed hearings are expected to start on Thursday, July 11th.

Bininy and Ismailov were detained in November 2001 in Daghestan's Novolaksky district when crossing the administrative border with Chechnya.

They are charged with crimes under three articles of the Russian criminal code, setting up an illegal armed formation or participation in it, illegal purchase, storage and carrying of firearms and ammunition, illegal drug storage and trade, as well as illegal crossing of the Russian state border.