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MOSCOW, December 04. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider an appeal against the sentence to Chechen national Yusup Temerkhanov, convicted for the murder of former commander of the 160th guards tank regiment Yuri Budanov. Budanov was convicted by a Russian court of kidnapping and murder in Chechnya. Budanov was highly controversial in Russia: despite the conviction, Budanov enjoyed widespread support of Russian households as polled by public opinion. At the same time, he was broadly hated in Chechnya, even by the pro-Russian Chechens. In December 2008, a court in the south Russian Ulyanovsk Oblast granted a petition for early release. After eight years in prison (of the ten years he was sentenced), he was released on parole on 15 January 2009.Temerkhanov’s defense lawyers in the appeal request to quash the sentence as unlawful, unjustified and too harsh. In the view of the lawyers, the judge had exceeded his powers, giving assessment to the actual circumstances of the case.
On May 7, a judge of the Moscow City Court based on a jury verdict found Temerkhanov guilty of “premeditated murder” and “illegal acquisition, keeping and carrying of firearms.” He was sentenced to 15 years in a maximum security penal colony. He was also given additional punishment - 18 months of limitation of freedom, according to which Temerkhanov must live at the official residence registration place, as well as not to leave his apartment from 22:00 p.m. to 06:00 a.m.
Yuri Budanov was killed in Moscow in summer 2011.
According to the investigation, preparing for the crime, Temerkhanov bought in Moscow through an acquaintance a Mitsubishi Lancer car with fake number plates and an Izh-79 pistol rigged to fire live ammo. Together with two so far unidentified accomplices Temerkhanov was shadowing Budanov, however, made the decision to kill him independently and shot the former colonel dead, then escaped and burned his car.