24 December 2014
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Rasul Kudayev sentenced to life in prison in Russia
The Supreme Court of Kabardino-Balkaria handed down lengthy prison sentences from 10 years to life for over 50 detainees accused on terrorism charges, including a life sentence for former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Rasul Kudayev, Russian Justice Initiative reported today. A side from Mr Kudayev, four other detainees received life sentences. Kudayev and the 56 other detainees have been held in pre-trial detention for as long as 9 years in certain cases, awaiting trial for over four years, and then awaiting the Court’s judgment.