DAGESTAN, January 28, Caucasus Times – People of Hasaviyurt rallied in Makhachkala to picket the military court office. The people call for the most severe punishment for the assassins of Lt. Col. Said Muhammed Umarov, deputy chief of the regional branch of FSB agency.
The trial of charges against several suspects in the crime opened on January 26, but delegates from Hasavyurt were not allowed inside. The decision triggered the protest action.
The assassination attempt on Mr. Umarov’s life occurred on February 2, last year when the suspects shot dead Lt. Colonel Umarov in his own car.