The Dorogomilovsky District Court of Moscow, upon initiating the Investigative Committee, arrested in absentia the Chechens Denis and Iriskhan Arsaevs, who left the passenger Tu-154 in Saudi Arabia in 2001 and became two suspicious people during the storming of the detained liner. About it informs “Kommersant”.
In Saudi Arabia, the hijackers, the subjects at the time of the events were 14 and 17 years old, had Sharia court feelings and served four and six years respectively. After that, they decided to stay in the near eastern country, but not to extradite them from the country, since there is no agreement between Moscow and Riyadh on the extradition of criminals.
In Russia, the criminal case was suspended due to “absence of persons, bringing to criminal responsibility.” According to the publication, the changes occurred after the meeting of Russian Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov with his Arabian counterpart Saud ibn Abdullah al-Muajeb al-Sharif. On it, the parties agreed in combination, based on the interests of reciprocity. Now, relying on it, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia should demand the extradition of the Arsaevs.
The airliner, carrying 174 people, was hijacked on March 15, 2011 during a flight from Istanbul to Moscow. Organized the hijacking of a 45-year-old disabled person of the first group Supyan Arsaev, the younger brother of the so-called Minister of Internal Affairs of Ichkeria (banned in Russia) Aslanbek Arsaev. His support includes two sons – Denis Magomerzaev (he bore his mother’s surname) and Iriskhan. Threatening dummy bombs and cold will be required, they will begin piloting the route and landing activity at the Arabian Outer Airport of Medina. The terrorists demand an end to punishment in Chechnya and a million dollars. During the storming of the tragedy, flight attendant Yulia Fomina, one passenger and Supyan Arsaev.
Then, upon receiving information from Kommersant, Moscow calculated that, in accordance with Saudi laws, terrorists would be executed, and therefore did not pay much attention to their extradition.