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Itar-Tass: Maskhadov shot down by accomplices at his request - Rus. prosecutor

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  • mariuslab2002
    Maskhadov shot down by accomplices at his request 01.04.2005, 12.49 VLADIKAVKAZ, April 1 (Itar-Tass) - The investigators have completed the identification of
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      Maskhadov shot down by accomplices at his request

      01.04.2005, 12.49

      VLADIKAVKAZ, April 1 (Itar-Tass) - The investigators have completed
      the identification of the dead body of Aslan Maskhadov, former leader
      of Chechen militants. "His dead body has been identified. He died of
      the bullet wounds he got when staying in the bunker," Deputy
      Prosecutor-General Nikolai Shepel said here on Friday.

      Maskhadov was killed during a special operation in the basement of a
      house in the village of Tolstoi-Yurt on March 8, this year. He was
      shot down by his accomplices at his own request, because he could be
      captured, Shepel continued.

      "Maskhadov had an agreement with his accomplices that if a possibility
      existed that he would be captured, they would shoot him down. He had a
      `shahid belt' on at that moment, but he did not want to set it off,
      because the explosion could kill his accomplices. So, he asked them to
      shoot him down," Shepel said.

      According to his information, four accomplices of Maskhadov, including
      Musa Yusupov, who was the owner of the house, were arrested in
      Tolstoi-Yurt during the special operation.
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      Well, at least Shepel doesn't retail Kadyrov's sick joke ("unproper
      handling of weapon by his own bodyguards") here.
      One might wonder what has been put in the autopsy report, conducted by
      the Russian pathologists; was his death caused by a single bullet to
      the head (this wound, under his right eye can be seen on all pictures)
      or because of wounds from grenade fragments, (allegedly lobbed to his
      "bunker"), which can not bee seen on any photos published. If there
      was more bullets wound on his body, then he couldn't be killed an any
      "bunker" as Shepel says - it's impossible to fight staying in this
      bunker below the house, when its opening was just 3X3feet in diameter.
      In this case it could be speculated that there was a fight not in the
      bunker, but in or around the house. M.L.


      And btw, this version was already floated by Vyacheslav Ismailov in
      Novaya Gazeta "Who Killed Aslan Maskhadov"

      "Maskhadov was offered to surrender. He refused this. Negotiations on
      his own initiative undertook the former chief of administration for
      personnel of the President of Ichkeria, Vakhid Murdashev. After this
      between Maskhadov and his entourage there was a heated argument (Rus.
      perepalka) as a result of which the Ichkerian leader was killed."

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chechnya-sl/message/43659
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