Picture taken on August 23, 2019 shows police cars parked close to the site of a crime scene in Berlin’s Moabit district, where a man was shot dead. German police were investigating on August 25, 2019 the assassination-style killing in a Berlin park of a Georgian man who was reportedly a former special forces commando and Chechnya war veteran. Police have arrested a 49-year-old suspect from Russia’s Chechnya republic over the murder of the man media identified only as Zelimkhan K, 41. The killer had approached his victim from behind, as he was on his way to a mosque, shot him twice and fled by bicycle in what one witness described as an “execution” style killing.

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A human rights group says a well-known Chechen blogger has been assaulted in his apartment in a European country where he lives in hiding, the latest attack in Europe on critics of the leadership in Russia’s North Caucasus region.

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