Russian man on trial in Germany for allegedly planning to kill Chechen dissident
A Russian man has gone on trial in Germany on expenses that he deliberate to kill a Chechen dissident.
Legitimate D. is alleged to have accepted an order to kill an opposition Chechen member who was dwelling in exile in Germany.
The order is reported to have come from a cousin of strongman Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, whereas the supposed assassination goal was the brother of Toumso Abdourakhmanov, a widely known exiled opponent and critic.
Legitimate D. is accused of getting ready a severe act of violence endangering the state and violating German weapons legal guidelines.
He’s additionally alleged to have obtained a semi-automatic firearm with a silencer for the deliberate homicide in Schwabmuenchen, close to the Bavarian metropolis of Augsburg.
Prosecutors say the precise killing was to be carried out by one other man, who “accepted the mission solely in look, for concern of reprisals.”
Legitimate D. allegedly travelled to Germany in late 2020 to help and put together for the killing however was arrested in January 2021.
He denies the allegations and refused to testify earlier than the Munich Greater Regional Court docket on Tuesday, based on the DPA information company.
The trial takes place amid heightened tensions between Berlin and Moscow amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Final yr, a Berlin court docket sentenced a Russian man to life in jail for killing a Georgian Chechen man within the German capital in 2019. The court docket concluded that the homicide was instantly ordered by the Russian authorities.