The Stavropol Territorial court has found five residents of the Karachai-Circassian Republic, North Caucasus, guilty of staging terrorist acts, involvement in militant groupings, illegal carrying of arms and making explosives. Brothers Aslan and Murat Bastanov and Muratbi Tuganbayev were sentenced to 15 years, Taikan Frantsuzov to 13.5 and Muratbi Bairamukov to 9 years in prison, with the sentences to be served in a strict regime labour camp. They proved to have undergone training in Jordani-born terrorist Hattab's camp in Chechnya. On returning to Karachai-Circassia, they joined a wahabite paramilitary grouping. The men were earlier charged with staging apartment building blasts in Moscow and Volgodonsk in autumn, 1999. The charges, however, were dropped for failure of evidence.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18