According to Moscow newspaper Novaya Gazeta citing a source in the Chechen diaspora in Europe, the mysterious prisoner # E1 of the British secret political police MI5 is a former representative of Chechnya's president Maskhadov in England and a subordinate of then Ichkerian foreign minister Zakayev - Umar Sugaipov.
This was disclosed, according to Moscow newspaper, owned by the KGB (FSB) general Lebedev, by its Vienna correspondent named as Herving Heller.
The Sunday Telegraph
has devoted a long article to this person.
We would like to note from our side that if this information is confirmed, then we are talking about a man who for many years was a close associate and subordinate of Akhmed Zakayev and was even included by him into his so-called "telephone government".
He was one of those who participated in the establishment of direct contacts between Zakayev and Kadyrov.
In addition, it was Umar Sugaipov, now the prisoner of British secret police, who was in close contact with a confidant of Akhmed Zakayev in Turkey - Uvais Akhmadov and acted as an intermediary between a KGB killer Akhmadov and Kadyrov.
Umar Sugaipov gave Uvais Akhmadov ˆ 500,000 as an advance from Kadyrov to organize the killings of Caucasus Emirate officials in Turkey. He handed the money over Uvais Akhmadov's son - Musa, and Igor Zaitsev (aka "Mansur"), with whom he met in Istanbul and personally handed them the money.
At the same time, Uvais Akhmadov has never denied that he received money from Kadyrov. He has publicly stated that he takes money from Kadyrov, since he is well-intended to kill, acting together with representatives of Zakayev, the Mujahideen officials of the Caucasus Emirate abroad, so why not to earn some money at the same time, he asked.
The money received from Kadyrov later emerged in connection with the case of the attempted murder in Istanbul of the former representative of Caicasus Emirate abroad Shamsudin Batukayev, and Dokku Umarov's brother. Uvais Akhmadov was a defendant
in that attempted murder case, but was later released from Turkish prison for lack of evidence.
It is to be recalled that at the time, the Georgian government officially blamed Uvais Akhmadov for working for the Russian FSB (details at this link).
In 2007, Uvais Akhmadov was a defendant in a major scandal
involving the preparation for an attempt on the life Berezovsky's partner Badri Patarkatsishvili, who struggled for power with Saakashvili.
Back then, the Sunday Times posted on its website a 45-minute audio recording
of negotiations between Uvais Akhmadov and an orderer of assassination attempt on Patarkatsishvili, who presented himself as a Georgian interior ministry employee.
Uvais Akhmadov sold a tape with a blackmail threat to Boris Berezovsky through the mediation of Akhmed Zakayev for 1.5 million dollars and received his share of 750,000 US dollars. The remaining amount was taken by Zakayev.
Department of Monitoring