Widow of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili. Screenshot from video posted by ‘Echo of Caucasus’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDU38Kbla-g

21 November 2019, 18:34

Zelimkhan Khangoshvili's family granted political asylum in Germany

The German authorities granted refugee status to a widow and children of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a native of the Pankisi Gorge, who was killed in Berlin, Der Spiegel reported on November 20. Two nephews of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili were extradited from Sweden to Georgia, a brother of the killed man reported.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a native of the Pankisi Gorge, a participant of the second Chechen military campaign, was shot dead in Berlin on August 23. A 49-year-old Russian citizen was arrested on suspicion of the murder. The German authorities bore a share of responsibility for the death of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, since they did not grant him asylum and included him in the list of extremists, said members of the Chechen Diaspora at a rally held in Berlin on September 4.

The Zelimkhan Khangoshvili's family members were granted political asylum in Germany, Der Spiegel reported on November 20.

A former wife of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili said she was pleased that the refugee status had been granted to her and her four children. "My children can now grow up in safety, and that means a lot for me," said the woman as quoted by Der Spiegel.

Let us remind you that according to a number of signs, the man arrested in the case on the murder of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili is affiliated with the Russian special services, report the Russian "The Insider", the journalistic group "Bellingcat", and the German Der Spiegel the results of their joint journalistic investigation.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 21, 2019 at 01:15 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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