In Kazakhstan the Specialized Interdistrict court on criminal cases of Almaty on Wednesday, November 2, has sentenced Ruslana Bulekbaeva who committed in the summer of a terrorist attack in this city, in which ten people died. It is reported TASS with reference to the press service of the court.
“The court has sentenced Ruslana Bulekbaeva to death”, – stated in the verdict read out by judge Erbol Bolatuly. As the correspondent of”Interfax” from
the courtroom has also appointed Bulekbaeva the confiscation of property. In a press-service of the court said that the sentence is not appealable.
According Today.kzfor unlawful deprivation of liberty Bulekbaeva the court appointed five years for assault by a group of persons 12 years for auto theft and 10 years for illegal arms trafficking to eight years for illegal manufacture of weapons – six years for the theft of weapons – 12 years for attempted murder 15 years for murder – life imprisonment, for “an act of terrorism,” he was sentenced to death.
Along with Bulekbaeva appeared before the court five more people, who were accused of illegal possession, carrying, purchase, and manufacture firearms and committing a robbery. Remaining defendants in the case were sentenced to long terms: Rafiq Liu was sentenced to 9.5 years in prison, Zhasulan of Saparbekov will hold in strict regime colony of 10.5 years, Erbol Kusainov and Dauren Esembekuly received 10 years of strict regime colony, the head of Abdimomun sentenced to three years.
27-year-old native of Kyzylorda region of Bulekbaev July 18, made in Alma-ATA the attack on the building of Almalinsky police Department and the Department of national security Committee. Killing eight law enforcement officers and two civilians.
The city was declared “red” level of terrorist threat, which by the evening of that day was changed to mild yellow. The assailant was arrested. They have been previously twice convicted follower of the Salafism of Bulekbaev. At the first interrogation he stated that he was attacked by law enforcement for revenge. The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev announced the attack in Almaty a terrorist attack.
The trial of Bulekbaeva held in jail, where he was detained. The materials of the criminal case amounted to 60 volumes. The investigation team carried out 57 examinations and investigations, interviewed more than 200 witnesses and eyewitnesses of crimes. In the case were 23 victims, the interests of the defendants were defending six lawyers. Relatives of the victims and the prosecution demanded the death penalty for Bulekbaeva.
The defendant did not admit guilt
The guilt the defendant not guilty. 27 Oct Bulekbaeva provided the last word. The speech, the man started with a prayer, but stopped him and asked to speak on the merits. In the end, the defendant stated that he does not consider perfect in Almaty a terrorist attack a crime.
In Kazakhstan since 2003 there has been a perpetual decree of the President about
the introduction of a moratorium on the death penalty. In 2004 in the Republic there is a new type of punishment – life imprisonment,
as an alternative ultimate penalty.
While the death penalty as a form of criminal punishment
the moratorium is not canceled and can be enforced upon expiry of
years after the lifting of the moratorium. “The last time the courts imposed the death penalty in 2006, more than 10 years ago,” – said in a published explanation of the Prosecutor General of the Republic.