Basayev Denies Responsibility

Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 5 Issue: 34

The Chechen terrorist warlord Shamil Basayev, whom some think is more likely to claim responsibility for the terrorist actions of others than to deny responsibility for his own, stated firmly that he had nothing to do with the Beslan raid. In a statement published on one of the separatist websites and reported on September 2 by the pro-Kremlin news agency, Basayev called the seizure of the school “an inhuman act for which there can be no justification.”