Supreme Court of Dagestan opens trial of terror bombing case

DAGESTAN, February 9, Caucasus Times – The Supreme Court of Dagestan began today trial of criminal charges against Mohammed Muhtarov, accused of staging a terror act in Parkhomenko street in Makhachkala on September 4, 1998. The jury participated in the trial.

The prosecutors presented evidence collected during investigation in the indictment accusing Mr. Muhtarov of planning and staging the terror attack. The bombing resulted in 18 deaths. The defendant pleads not guilty.

His accomplice Mohammed Khanov had been convicted back in 2003 and has been serving life imprisonment.

Rashid Kaplanov, Makhachkala, Caucasus Times

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