A prominent critic of Chechen strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov has been killed in Sweden, writes Radio Liberty.
Colleagues of Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov told RFE/RL’s Russian Service that he had been shot dead on the night of December 1-2, confirming earlier reports of his killing.
Swedish authorities have not issued a statement on the matter.
The Chechen opposition Telegram feed 1ADAT on December 5 also confirmed that Abdurakhmanov had been killed and that his brother, Mukhammad Abdurakhmanov, was under the protection of Swedish security forces.
Reports that Abdurakhmanov, 36, had been killed emerged on social media on December 1.