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Ramzan Kadyrov's cousin plowed his Mercedes into a family of three and now the victims' relatives are begging Kadyrov not to punish his cousin

Meduza

Relatives of the victims killed in a recent traffic collision in Grozny involving Chechen ruler Ramzan Kadyrov’s cousin have recorded a video appeal to Kadyrov, begging him not to punish his cousin for the tragedy, according to Mediazona. On December 5, Kadyrov’s cousin, Shalinsky District head Turpal-Ali Ibragimov, steered his Mercedes at high speed into an oncoming Zhiguli carrying a family of three. The mother and daughter died instantly, and the father later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

On December 13, the victims’ relatives met with Adam Shakhidov, Kadyrov’s adviser on religion, and recorded a video message in Chechen, asking Kadyrov several times not to dismiss Ibragimov from his post. The relatives say they traveled from Kazakhstan to meet with Shakhidov, who confirmed that it was Ibragimov behind the wheel of the Mercedes (not his second cousin, as local police reported initially).