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Kadyrov ally accused of beating up head of Chechnya's Supreme Court
Magomed Daudov, the speaker of Chechnya's parliament, apparently beat up the acting head of the republic's Supreme Court Tahir Murdalov. This was reported on the website Kavkaz. Realies (a project of Radio Liberty) on Friday.
According to sources, Daudov came to the court on October 6 and brought along with him ten vehicles' full of people. About 40 people surrounded the courthouse. Daudov and his guards are believed to have subsequently beat Murdalov in his office and demand that he write a letter of resignation for health reasons. The judge refused to comply.
Kavkaz. Realies maintains that Daudov seeks to be appointed head of Chechnya's Supreme Court.
According to the site, doctors at Grozny refused to give Murdalov a medical examination after the attack. The victim asked for help from a Chechen FSB officer.
Magomed Daudov is Ramzan Kadyrov's closest ally and is considered the second most influential person in the leadership of the Chechen Republic. He has held the position of speaker of the Chechen parliament since July 2015, before which he was head of Chechnya's presidential administration.
Magomed Karataev held the post of chairman of the Supreme Court of Chechnya until May 2016. He resigned after Kadyrov criticized the Republic's judicial system.
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