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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Man Cleared in Kadyrov Plot Awarded $4,500

A Moscow court ruled Wednesday that a man cleared of charges of plotting to kill Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov is entitled to $4,500 to cover his legal expenses, RIA-Novosti reported.

The Moscow City Court will pay the damages to Ruslan Musayev, 28, a Moscow resident who had sought a much larger sum for the two years he spent in pretrial detention.

Musayev, a graduate of one of the city's financial institutes, was one of three people accused of plotting to kill Kadyrov in May 2007.

The Moscow court cleared him in April 2009 but convicted the other two, sentencing one of them, Larsu Hamyev, to eight years in prison, and the other, Umar Batukayev, to five years.

(MT)