15 Mar 2018 18:53

Azerbaijan extradites to Russia militant who took part in attacks on Russian military in Chechnya in early 2000s

MOSCOW. March 15 (Interfax) - The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has achieved the extradition from Azerbaijan of a militant who carried out attacks on the Russian military in Chechnya in the early 2000s, the Prosecutor General's Office said on its Telegram channel on Wednesday.

"Azerbaijan has extradited Said-Khusin Lechiyevich Takayev at the request of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office today for prosecution under Part 2 of Article 209 of the Criminal Code (participation in a steady armed group (gang) or crimes committed by it)," the report said.

According to the Prosecutor General's Office, Takayev carried out attacks on representatives of the lawful administration of the republic, Russian military who conducted anti-terrorist operations, and local citizens in 2000-2003.

The Shali City Court of the Chechen Republic on February 12, 2013 arrested Takayev in absentia and put the man on the anted persons list, the agency said.

"On February 9, 2018, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office made a request to the relevant Azerbaijani bodies for Takayev's extradition because his location in Azerbaijan had bene determined. The decision was made promptly. The request was granted on February 14, 2018," the report said.

"Takayev was taken to his home country and will face trial in the near future" on the orders of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office, the report said.