[passage omitted, details about Qatar's secret services]
Qatar and Chechnya
Russian special services repeatedly charged based in this state some
charitable foundations with the support of Chechen terrorists. In the
interview for Segodnya
newspaper General- Lieutenant Leonid Shebarshin, former chief for the
first main department of the KGB, asserted:
- The degree of participation of foreign special services can be
different. Firstly: they must conduct gathering of information from
plcese]wher they have been assign to]. Therefore, now Turks and
Americans from the territory of Turkey and Persian Gulf monitor 'the
air' above Chechnya. Second: material aid. For example, "Qatar"
charity association is now actively helping fighters, I remember even
in Afghanistan, where it rendered aid to the mujahadeen. However,
special services prefer to not give to the terrorists any money, but
to pay them off with weaponry.
In 2001, FSB of Daghestan stated that as a result of the goal-
directed work carried out by Daghestan State Security agents in close
cooperation with the republic's prosecutorship found out that
activity "MIOS", "Qatar", Benevolence International Fundation and al -
Haramein in Dagestan was not corresponding to the interests of the
Russian Federation, in accordance with which, a judicial order has
ended their further functioning in the territory of Dagestan.
In 2003 FSB aquired information, that the Kuwaiti Society of social
reforms which had their representation in the capital of Ichkeria,
served as a channel, along which multibillion sums in were pumped to
Baku, and then they were moved by couriers to Grozny. In turn, the
Qatar international charity association, from the same country,
transmitted millions of dollars to Chechen fighters in the Novolak
and Tsumandi districts of Daghestan.
The former Vice President of Chechnya Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev selected
precisely Qatar for these reasons as his place of stay.
[passage omitted, details on Yandarbiyev being put UN terrorist list]
A commentary of agentura ru's specialist
By maw 29.02.2004
Andrei Soltadov, editor-in-chief of agentura.ru website that writes
about special services
The arrest of Qatari wrestlers in Moscow that a very significant
proof that the Russian special services, in spite of their official
dementis, had links to the assassination of Yandarbiyev. I get some
confirming signals from different persons who are connected with our
special services, and with whom I've talked in the last few days
I can't confirm if the arrested officers were direct executors of
that assassination, or if they just organized it, providing
documents, money, operational informations to the assassins.
According to my data, it seems, that nor the Foreign Intelligence
[SVR] nor millitary GRU had organized it, but actually the FSB have
done it. In theory, the FSB is not allowed to conduct any operations
beyond the Russia's borders, but it has now this mysterious -
Coordination Department of Organizational Information, which would be
able to do this.