Two defendants in Volgograd bombings case given 19 years in max-security prison

The Volgograd court has handed down long sentences to the co-conspirators in terror attacks that shook the city last December.

The Volgograd court has handed down long sentences to the co-conspirators in terror attacks that shook the city last December.

"The court has sentenced Dadayev and Magomedov to 19 years each in a high-security penitentiary," Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Interfax on Friday.

According to Markin, these individuals were directly involved in the training of suicide bombers.

The brothers Magomed and Tagir Batirov, who transported the suicide bombers, were sentenced to three years and ten months in a high-security penitentiary, Markin said.

The police discovered that Kadarskaya terrorist group leader Jamaltin Mirzayev and active group members Yusup Yakhyayev, Nasrulla Temirkhanov and Arsen Dadayev had planned a terror attack in Volgograd for the end of 2013. They trained suicide bombers Asker Samedov and Suleiman Magomedov and equipped them with explosive devices made from artillery fragmentation shells. Alautdin Dadayev and Ibrahim Magomedov harbored the perpetrators in their homes, where the bombs were made, the Russian Investigative Committee spokesman said.

According to Markin, the lawsuits filed by the aggrieved parties were upheld by the court.

The terror attacks in Volgograd were committed on December 29 and 30, 2013. The rail terminal bombing claimed the lives of 17 people and another 14 were killed in the explosion on a trolley bus.

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