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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Swedish Court Sentences Russian Man and Woman to Prison for Hammer Attack on Chechen Leader’s Critic

A Russian man and a woman were sentenced to 10 years and eight years in prison respectively for attempting to kill a prominent blogger and critic of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov in Sweden last year, a Swedish district court ruled on Monday.

A Russian man and a woman were sentenced to 10 years and eight years in prison respectively for attempting to kill a prominent blogger and critic of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov in Sweden last year, a Swedish district court ruled on Monday.

According to the Gavle District Court, the Russian assailant went into Tumso Abdurachmanov’s home in Stockholm and attempted to beat him to death with a hammer.

The man was proven guilty for the attempted murder of Kadyrov’s critic and has been sentenced to ten years in prison.

The court then sentenced the woman to an eight-year jail term. Local news agency TT said the woman was guilty of being an accessory to attempted murder after helping the hammer-wielding man enter the victim’s apartment.

Abdurachmanov survived the attack.

News agency TT also said the two convicts would be expelled from Sweden after serving their sentence in the country.

The court released a statement, claiming that the hammer assault was planned and that Abdurachmanov and “the perpetrator had no relationship to each other.”

The names of the two convicted individuals were not given by the district court in observance of the Swedish practice of law.

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