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Qatar Court Convicts 2 Russians in Top Chechen's Death

A court in Qatar convicted two Russian secret agents on Wednesday in the murder of a former president of Chechnya in the Persian Gulf, a killing that the presiding judge said had been ordered by the Russian government. In his statement, the Qatari judge, Ibrahim Saleh al-Nisf, for the first time publicly accused senior Russian officials of orchestrating the killing of Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, a Chechen rebel leader in exile who died in February when a bomb exploded in his Land Cruiser as he left a mosque in Qatar’s capital, Doha. “The Russian leadership issued an order to assassinate the former Chechen leader Yandarbiyev,” the judge said, according to news reports. He did not implicate President Vladimir V. Putin or any other officials by name, but said the plot had been discussed at “Russian intelligence headquarters in Moscow” and set in motion last August. Full Story

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