The US State Department has designated Aslan Byutukaev and Ayrat Vakhitov as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs). Byutukaev is said to be the leader of ISIL-Caucasus Province’s Chechen division, a designated entity, prior to which he was allegedly responsible for directing numerous deadly suicide bombing operations as a prominent leader of terrorist group the Caucasus Emirate. Vakhitov is said to be a terrorist fighter from Russia, associated with designated group Jaysh al-Muhajirin Wal Ansar. The State Department’s press release is here.
Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...See profile for Michael O'Kane >