– HAN & NUR-PASHI KULAYEV
* Nur-Pashi Kulayev was born in 1980 in a small village of Engenoi in Chechnya and worked as a carpenter. In 2004, probably as result of the second Chechen war which breached out in 1999, Nur-Pashi Kulayev moved to neighbor Ingushetia and was unemployed. He is the younger brother of Han-Pashi Kulayev. In 12/2001 his older brother, Han-Pashi Kulayev, came to live in his vicinity after being granted amnesty form the Russian authority.
Shamil Basayev Militia in the second Chechen war, part of the time as one of Shamil Basayev’s bodyguard.
In 08/2001 in his right arm during a confrontation with a RUSSIAN Army patrol and lost his right hand. Nur-Pashi Kulayev vicinity in Ingushetia.
It is assumed that Shamil Basayev. He agreed to take part in the Beslan Horror and even recruited his younger brother – Nur-Pashi Kulayev to join the attack.
Nur-Pashi Kulayev was a member of the force that took over the elementary school no. 1 in Beslan on 09/01/2004. His role was to remain outside the school compound and to inform, with a cell phone, to the Chechen hostage takers inside the school about any military possible preparations to storm school no. 1. Nur-Pashi Kulayev was caught after he was traced by electronic surveillance equipment by the RUSSIAN Security service – FSB.
In his interrogation Nur-Pashi Kulayev confirmed that the Chechen assault team was sent by Shamil Basayev and his political sponsor Aslan Maskhadov. A part of his confession was broadcasted on the RUSSIAN TV on 09/06/2004. Nur-Pashi Kulayev claimed that he did not shoot any child, which is probably true since he was not inside the besieged school, but he was a full partner in committing the Beslan Horror. Nur-Pashi Kulayev helped the Russian police to identify the body of his brother village of Engenoi: Arsen Merzhoyev and
On 05/26/2006 Nur-Pashi Kulayev, the only one of the Chechen terrorists that committed the Beslan Horror to stand in trial, was sentenced, in North Ossetia, to life imprisonment.
Nur-Pashi Kulayev was a law rank terrorist who joined the Beslan attack without a background of former military or terror activity. It is possible that he could know about Shamil Basayev from the stories of his brother. Any knowledge of Nur-Pashi Kulayev about Aslan Maskhadov was only rumor and was put, probably, in his mouth by the Russian interrogators.
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