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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kadyrov Won’t Testify

A Dubai court on Thursday turned down an appeal by defense lawyers to summon Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov to testify in a trial of two suspects in the March killing of former Chechen commander Sulim Yamadayev, RIA-Novosti reported.

Yamadayev, a bitter foe of Kadyrov, was shot dead near his Dubai luxury home on March 28.

Two men — from Iran and Tajikistan — are on trial on charges of aiding the suspect killers, two Russian brothers who have fled Dubai.