Yusup Temirkhanov (right), 2012, godfat: Andrew Stenin / RIA Novosti
Yusup Temirkhanov, who was convicted for the murder of former Colonel of Russian army Yury Budanov, and died in the colony, will forever remain a hero in the memory of the people, said the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. About this he wrote in his Telegram channel.
“The court of his conviction (…) made him a hero, avenging the insulted honor and the imprisonment of the Chechen girl — Russian citizen Elza Kungayeva. So he will forever remain in people’s memory, even if by the time the sentence will be considered wrong!” the politician believes.
Kadyrov again said he believes temirkhanova a victim of a miscarriage of justice.
The head of Chechnya on August 4, attended a memorial ceremony in Geldagan, the ancestral village of temirkhanova. The funeral was held on the evening of the same day, RIA Novosti reported. Kadyrov expressed his condolences to the relatives of the deceased and stated that the Chechen authorities will seek fair treatment of law enforcement to the residents of the region.
Temirkhanova death evoked a wide response among citizens. His funeral was attended by thousands of people, the flow of cars in Geldagan almost not interrupted.
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Yusup Temirkhanov died of heart failure in the Omsk colony 3 August. In 2013, he was sentenced by Moscow city court to 15 years in prison for the murder of former Colonel of Russian Armed forces Yuri Budanov, a veteran of the second Chechen war. According to investigators, the killer’s motive was revenge for the death of his father, who supposedly died at the hands of Russian soldiers. Budanov was buried with full military honors.
In 2003, Budanov was convicted of kidnapping and murdering 18 year old Chechen girl Elza Kungayeva. The defence argued that strangled a girl to death in the heat of passion when he found out that she is a gunner-a sniper in one of the detachments of Chechen militants. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, deprived of the rank of Colonel and the order of Courage. In 2009, he was released.
During detention Budanov Ramzan Kadyrov said that if a former Colonel will be pardoned, in Chechnya, will find a way “to give him his due”.
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