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05 February 2020, 08:46

Resident of Chechnya declared wanted after blogger Aliev's murder

French investigators consider a politically motivated killing to be the main version of the death of the Chechen blogger, Imran Aliev, sources have informed.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on February 1, it became known that the body of Imran Aliev, a migrant from Chechnya and a blogger, known as Mansur Stary, was found with stab wounds in a hotel in the French city of Lille. Imran Aliev was killed by a resident of the Gudermes District of Chechnya, who has already returned to Chechnya, the Chechen blogger, Tumso Abdurakhmanov, stated on February 2.

The city prosecutor's office of Lille has opened a case on the murder of Imran Aliev; the local police was instructed to run the inquiry. No one has been arrested within the case, the "Ekho Moskvy" Radio has reported, citing the "Mond" French newspaper.

The prosecutor's office treats the man, who had rented a room in the hotel together with Aliev, as the main suspect; and he was put on the wanted list. A source from the investigating group said that the murder, according to investigators, "has all the attributes of a political one," the "Novaya Gazeta" has cited the information of the "France Press" today.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 4, 2020 at 10:57 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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