Assassination Attempt on Kadyrov Revealed As He Sparks New Scandal with Call to Execute Drug Addicts

October 3, 2016
Islam Kadyrov, chief of the presidential administration of Ramzan Kadyrov, appearing on Chechen TV with both arms in casts, sparking rumors that he may have been tortured when his relative was found to be involved in a coup plot against Ramzan. Screen grab via Novaya Gazeta

LIVE UPDATES: Early this past summer, Chechen law-enforcers prevented an assassination attempt on Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said to involve his own clan, Novaya Gazeta reports.

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