As became known to “Novaya Gazeta” last week, the 4th division for particularly important cases of the Investigative Committee in Chechnya has initiated a criminal case under article 277 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“the encroachment on life state or the public figure”) after a failed assassination attempt on the head of the Republic Ramzan Kadyrov, which was planned for the spring of last year.
As stated in the report of the head of the Centre for combating extremism (CPE), Ministry of internal Affairs of the Chechen Republic of Lieutenant Colonel Timur Mezhidov referenced newspaper on 23 January in Gudermes, near a shopping center LTD “Aisha”, was arrested Aziz Aliev, Beslan Zakayev and Shamkhan Magomadov, who confessed that on the territory of the Nozhai-Yurt district of Chechnya they planned the assassination attempt on the life of Kadyrov “using rocket-propelled grenades, automatic firearms and explosive devices.” The organizer of the assassination of the head of Chechnya is ISA Yamadayev, the document says.
According to “Novaya Gazeta”, ISA Yamadayev left Russia in the spring of last year and is located in Dubai. As writes the edition, in 2009, it also was preparing an attack, “he was to be the third of the brothers, who were destined to death.” State Duma Deputy Ruslan Yamadayev was killed in Moscow in 2008, and the commander of the battalion “Vostok” Sulim Yamadayev in Dubai in 2009. As the newspaper notes, Yamadayev feel guilty in the murder of Kadyrov and relatives exactly are his “mortal enemies”.
According to “Novaya Gazeta”, the attempt, which was prepared at Kadyrov, shows how great the dissatisfaction with the ruling regime, and how strong in the Republic position Yamadayev, who managed to involve in the conspiracy of dozens of people.
About attempt on Kadyrov became known in October 2016. Then the “Novaya Gazeta”, citing sources from the FSB and the TFR reported that the residence of Kadyrov in the village of Benoy Nozhai-Yurt district was laid explosives. According to the newspaper, the plot was discovered by accident: information about the conspirators allegedly gave a cousin of the head of administration of head of the region of Islam Kadyrov Walid. According to the publication, he received from his brother a secret phone number of the head of Chechnya and gave it Yamadaev. Walid is on the same line relative of Kadyrov, the other brothers Yamadayev, said the newspaper.
However, a spokesman for Kadyrov, Alvi Karimov denied the information about the explosives in the residence of the head of the Republic and stated that “any attempt to assassinate the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov was not.” Later, about the attempted assassination commented on Kadyrov. “Why don’t I know?” — wrote a user kadyrov_95 (official account in Instagram Kadyrov) in the comments under the blog post Kavkaz_pravda.