Russian national to be tried in US court on terrorism charges – report
MOSCOW, July 14 (RAPSI) – A Russian national, Irek Hamidullin, who is believed to be a leader of the Taliban attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2009, will be tried in American court, Associated Press has reported.
According to Associated Press, Hamidullin tried to avoid trial in Virginia's federal court by claiming that he is a prisoner of war who can't be prosecuted in civil court.
His claims were rejected as U.S. District Judge stated that terrorist organizations don't adhere to the laws and customs of war, Associated Press has reported. Hamidullin's trial is set for July 27.
According to U.S. authorities, Hamidullin is a veteran of the Soviet war in Afghanistan who stayed in the country and joined the Taliban.