A Russian man was charged in Munich with plotting to kill a Chechen dissident living in Germany.
He allegedly plotted the murder on the orders of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
The trial comes as Germany and Western allies impose unprecedented sanctions against Russia.
A Russian man was charged in Munich On Wednesday, with plotting to kill a Chechen dissident living in Germany on the orders of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
Valid D., the suspect, is accused of planning the state-commissioned murder, practicing shooting with the intended hitman, and spying on the target.
“A member of Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov’s security apparatus commissioned the accused Valid D. with the logistical organization of the killing of an opposition member” in the first half of 2020, prosecutors said.