City court hands down first verdict on murder case

KARACHAY-CHERKESSIA, February 18, Caucasus Times – The city court has handed down today its first verdict in the trial of a murder case of seven local businessmen. The judges convicted former police detective Kamal Veziyev of abusing of his office aiding arrested suspects to avoid responsibility and sentenced him to four-year term imprisonment and debarred of service in the law-enforcement agencies.

At total dozens suspects have been accused of the slaughter committed on October 11, last year. The Supreme Court of Karachay-Cherkessia is to appoint the date of the next trial of charges against sixteen defendants.

Irina Miaghkova, Cherkessk, Caucasus Times

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