Court sentences ex-Makhachkala mayor to life in prison

The North Caucasus District Military Court based in Rostov-on-Don sentenced former Makhachkala Mayor Said Amirov to life in a special security penitentiary on Thursday, an Interfax correspondent reported from the courtroom on Aug. 27.

The North Caucasus District Military Court based in Rostov-on-Don sentenced former Makhachkala Mayor Said Amirov to life in a special security penitentiary, an Interfax correspondent reported from the courtroom on Aug. 27.

Amirov was charged with organizing the killing of an Investigative Committee investigator and an armed attack on a shopping mall in Kaspiisk.

The court also found the other defendants guilty of the crimes they were charged with.

In particular, Amirov's nephew and former Kaspiisk Deputy Mayor Yusup Dzhaparov has been sentenced to 18 years in a high-security penitentiary, Magomed Akhmedov, who has been found guilty of firing the fatal shots, to 22 years in a high-security penitentiary, Shamsutdin Akhmedov to 10 years in a high-security penitentiary, Murad Aliyev to 12 years in a high-security penitentiary, Magomed Kadiyev to 13 years in a special security penitentiary and Zubair Mutayev to 11 years in a special security penitentiary.

All the defendants will remain in custody before they actually start serving their sentences.

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