Just a quick reminder: Zaur Dadaev, who was charged with killing my father, served in the Chechen special forces’ “North” battalion stationed in Chechnya that is part of Kadyrov’s army.
The other key question that remains unanswered is: Who ordered and organized the brutal crime?
After more than two years, the investigation identified Ruslan Mukhudinov as the organizer of my father’s assassination. Mukhudinov was the driver of Ruslan Geremeev, who is himself deemed to be the organizer of the killing.
But they had to name somebody, so they named the driver.
Can my family, my lawyers, Vadim Prokhorov and Olga Mikhailova, my father’s allies and supporters and Russian citizens accept this imitation of justice? Of course not.
A complaint about the ineffectiveness of the investigation together with the breach of basic human rights — which include the right to live and the right to freedom of opinion — has already been registered by the European Court of Human Rights.
In March, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) appointed a special reporter to study the case in detail and issue an extensive report.