The Second Court of the Western Military District sentenced Gazi Isaev, former head of the internal affairs department of Kizlyarsky district in Dagestan, to life imprisonment in the case of the terrorist attacks in the Moscow metro in 2010.
In accordance with the court decision, Isaev was also deprived of the rank of colonel.
According to the prosecution, Isaev was a member of the Caucasus Emirate organization and warned militants about the actions of law enforcement agencies, and also personally delivered one of the suicide bombers by car to the Kizlyar bus station , from where she left for Moscow. .
The defense insisted on Isaev’s innocence. In particular, the lawyers provided the court with a certificate stating that on the day the suicide bomber left for Moscow, the policeman was in the hospital and, therefore, could not accompany him.
Like before noted “Kommersant”, the accusation against the former policeman was based on the testimony of previously convicted activists, who at the same time did not even claim that they personally knew Isaev, and only referred to the words of their associates, allegedly aware of his criminal activities.
The terrorist attacks at Lubyanka and Park Kultury stations of the Moscow Metro took place on March 29, 2010. Explosive devices set off suicide bombers; as a result, 41 people died and 88 were injured. Doku Umarov, head of the Caucasus emirate, claimed responsibility for the explosions.