Moscow court sentences Nord Ost attacker to 19 years in jail

March 21, 2017 TASS
Khasan Zakayev
Hasan Zakayev at the Moscow District Military Court. Source: Iliya Pitalev/RIA Novosti

Moscow’s District Military Court on March 21 sentenced Hasan Zakayev to 19 years in jail finding him guilty of his role in the 2002 terrorist attack on the Dubrovka theater, a TASS correspondent reported from the courtroom.

"The court ruled to find Zakayev guilty and sentence him to 19 years in a high-security colony," Judge Mikhail Kudashkin said.

The defendant said he had known nothing about the weapons he transported and asked the court for a milder sentence.

Read more: From the front lines of an anti-terror operation

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