November 18, 2004

Two Arrests Made in Russia over Beslan Massacre

More good news in the GWOT. From what I hear, federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison takes on a whole other level of meaning for terrorists in Russia. As a side note, the evidence against Marina Korigova seems pretty weak. It wouldn' surprise me in the least if she was let go in the future. It also wouldn't surprise me if she was never let go, guilty or not. That's how they play in Russia. MOSNEWS:

Russian security forces have arrested two young people suspected of having assisted the terrorists involved in the Beslan hostage taking in September this year, Russian media reported on Thursday.

One of the alleged accomplices Marina Korigova, 16, was detained in the town of Nalchik in Russia’s North Caucasian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. Investigators claim the construction college student had talked 16 times with Musa Tsechoyev, one of the rebels who took part in the hostage-taking in Beslan. Tsechoyev’s body was found among the rebels killed during the storming and later identified....

Another alleged accomplice of Beslan hostage-takers, Akhmed Merzhoyev, 28, was detained in the village of Sapapshi, according to a report by the Vremya Novostei newspaper. Merzhoyev “initially was among the terrorists who masterminded the operation”, the paper reports citing sources in law enforcement agencies. In particular, Merzhoyev is believed to have provided a rebel base in the Magolbek district with provisions.

Furthermore, investigators claim that Merzhoyev had been aware of the terrorists’ plans and intended to take part in the seizure himself. He changed his mind at the last minute.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:06 PM | Comments |