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Specht Bohm Secures Victory for Family of Nord-Ost Hostage Siege Victim in Russian Court


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The Russian Court of first instance has ruled in favor of the family of a victim of the 2002 so-called Nord-Ost siege conflict in Moscow.

As a result of the Court's verdict, the family of the victim, represented by Specht Bohm Rechtsanwalt, will receive damages of over 100,000 Euros and additional monthly payments of 2,600 Euros.

The Nord-Ost siege occurred in October 2002, when forty Chechen militants, including 19 women with bombs attached to their waists, took over 850 people hostage during a performance of the "Nord-Ost" play at the Dubrovka Theater in Moscow. As an attempt to subdue the militants, Russian forces pumped toxic gas into the ventilation system of the theater, which also caused the deaths of many of the hostages. Ultimately over 130 hostages died during the rescue attempt.

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