Russian Federation: Appeal Case: Rasul Kudaev
After being detained without charge at Guantánamo Bay, Rasul Kudaev was transferred with seven others into Russian custody. In June 2004 they were released and he returned home to Nalchik, capital of Kabardino-Balkaria. In October 2005 some 300 gunmen launched attacks on government installations near Nalchik. Rasul Kudaev was subsequently arrested on suspicion of participation in the armed raid although his family claim he was not involved. He remains in a pre-trial detention centre but his family and his lawyer do not know if he has been charged with any criminal offence.