Photo: ABU-SADDAM SHISHANI / youtube.com In Sweden arrested two Russians suspected in the assassination of Chechen blogger and critic of the Chechen authorities Tumso Abdurakhmanov
Photo: Dimo Fedortchenko / flickr.com
In Sweden arrested two Russians suspected in the assassination of Chechen blogger and critic of the Chechen authorities Tumso Abdurakhmanov, reports Reuters with reference to the Prosecutor of the Swedish city of Gavle, Teresa Stenson. According to her, on March 1 in custody is 29-year-old man, and on 6 March the court sent arrested his suspected accomplice 30 years. Information about the detention of Russians suspected of involvement in the assassination attempt on Abdurakhmanova, published on the website of the Swedish Prosecutor’s office.
According to Stensson originally Abdurakhmanov was also accused of the attempted attacker, but later the charges were dropped, the newspaper Аftonbladet. Arrested denied any involvement in the assassination attempt on blogger.
Stensson said that the charges against the arrested Russians is based on a video that Abdurakhmanov was removed after he disarmed his attacker. The suspect said on camera that he was sent a Abdurahman from Grozny, but says that just wanted to scare the blogger. “They have my mother,” said the assailant. Later, YouTube has removed the video from channel Abdurakhmanov. Teresa Stenson noted that the video was not confirmed by independent sources.
At the Russian Embassy in Stockholm reported that a notification about the detention of two Russians entered the Embassy on 6 March. “We can’t confirm or deny that these detentions are linked. We don’t know. But we continue to keep under control and the second detention too,” – told “Interfax” in Embassy.
it noted that the diplomats had contacted the relatives of the detained men and asked to establish his whereabouts. “The Embassy has requested information from the penitentiary service of Sweden and found out that the detainee is currently in jail in Sollentuna”, – told RIA “news” in Embassy.
the Embassy has requested a meeting with the Russian, but have not yet received a response from the Swedish side and continues to monitor information.
Attack on Abdurakhmanova occurred in gävle on February 26. Unknown broke into his apartment and attacked the blogger with a hammer while he was sleeping. Abdurakhmanov, according to him, was able to disarm the man. Later, Abdurakhmanov identified the offender. According to him, the attacker posted photos to Facebook on the page of the user named Ruslan Mamaev. At the same time the petition for arrest of a person born in 1990 with the same name was filed by the local Prosecutor’s office.
the Kremlin said they did not believe the attack blogger important event for the Russian agenda and not associate it with criticism in the address Abdurakhmanov, the Chechen authorities.