German prosecutors noted on On Thursday, they charged an accused Russian man of organize the killing of a living Chechen dissident in Germany on on behalf of of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov.
The suspect, named Valid D., is charged of plan the murder mandated by the state, bearing out shooting exercises with the planned hitman and espionage on target.
“A member of the security device of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov instructed the accused Valid D. with logistic organization of the killing of a member of the opposition in the first half of 2020, prosecutors noted.
Accusations come in the middle global contempt over Russia invasion of The Ukraine that triggered unprecedented Western sanctions against Moscow.
The suspect has been arrested last year and has since been in before the trial detention.
According to German media reports, the target was Mokhmad Abdurakhmanov, the brother of exiled Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov, who Lives in Sweden.
“The state has ordered killing was wanted in especially to silence brother of the intended victim”, the prosecutors noted.
Valid D. is charged of get a weapon, select a hitman to wear out the murder and organize for let him be brought to Germany.
He also allegedly spied on on the target and son home in to look for of an appropriate crime scene, as well as the realization out shooting exercises with the intended killer.
The man chosen to carry out the murder claims to have accepted the offer only out of fear of retaliation, the prosecutors noted.
Germany and Russia are at odds over years over several hot issues, including cyberattacks and a chain of espionage case that Berlin has put in cause on Moscow.
A German court in December sentenced a Russian to life in prison for filming dead a former Chechen commander in a Berlin park in broad daylight, a murder prosecutors say was commissioned by Moscow.
Kadyrov, a former rebel turned Kremlin ally, brought son support for by Putin attack on Ukraine, sending its notorious fighters to the country.