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Saturday, 26 September 2009

'Kadyrov announces his successor: a fugitive from interpol' 

Translation of news story on Peace Reporter website, a site dedicated to the abolition of war.

Adam Delimkhanov, chosen as successor, is accused of having ordered the killing of Commandant Sulim Iamadaiev, Kadyrov's bitter enemy

The president of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has announced in an interview given to the nationalist weekly Zaftra, the selection of his successor: Adam Delimkhanov will carry his project forward. Delimkhanov was the vice-premier in 2006 and Duma delegate from 2007 for Putin's party, Russia Unita, and is said by some to be Kadyrov's cousin but he is above all wanted by Interpol, after the police in Dubai accused him of ordering the killing of Commandant Sulim Iamadaiev.

"When he's no longer around the Kadyrov cause will continue," said the Chechnyan President, who loves to talk about himself in the third person. "There's a squad, there are people who will execute my cause. I have prepared a person who can be my substitute. He's a very firm friend of mine, more than a brother, and I believe will be better than me," continued Kadyrov who praised Delimkhanov because he continued to fight in the mountains "against the guerillas" even while being a member of the Duma.

Sulim Iamadaiev, sworn enemy of Kadyrov, was shot with a pistol in June 2000, in an underground parking garage in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

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