MOSCOW, April 2 (RIA Novosti) - The Moscow City Court
sentenced on Thursday Lors Khamiyev to eight years in prison
after he was found guilty of plotting to kill Chechen President
Ramzan Kadyrov in May 2007, a RIA Novosti correspondent said.
The prosecution had demanded a 12-year prison sentence for
His accomplice, Umar Batukayev, who was found guilty of
using forged documents and illegally buying and storing arms,
received a five year prison sentence.
A third suspect, Ruslan Musayev, was acquitted of all charges.
Khamiyev was convicted after a jury handed down a guilty
verdict. The jury found only Khamiyev guilty of planning to
Chechnen residents Khamiyev, Batukayev and Musayev were
accused of being a part of terrorist group which planned to
kill the president by detonating a car bomb near the Chechen
representative office in downtown Moscow.
The car, packed with explosives was found in southern
Moscow on May 8, 2008.