Russian Interior Ministry confirms that Ded Hasan was selling arms to PKK

Tue 26 October 2010 05:36 GMT | 10:36 Local Time

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Ded Hasan

Ded Hasan (Aslan Usoyan) was selling arms to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party.

While speaking to Russia Novaya Gazeta, spokesman for the Russian Interior Ministry said Ded Hasan (Aslan Usoyan) was selling arms to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

While speaking to Novaya Gazeta, a representative of the Russian Interior Ministry, whose name is not specified, also said Ded Hasan was merely paying salary to militia and prosecution officials. In addition, he had very close ties with several Russian deputies, as well as officials of the federal security bodies of Russia.

Earlier, Turkish Milliyet, referring to Russian sources, said that Ded Hasan was selling arms to PKK.

A few weeks ago, the well-known criminal authority Aslan Usoyan (called Ded Hasan) was shot as he was approaching his son’s house at Tver street. Ded Hasan was wounded into the stomach and his bodyguard Artur Bagramyan was injured into a shoulder. Both were brought to hospital.

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