The murder of blogger Umarov could be domestic conflict – Austria

The consequence considers two basic versions of murder in the outskirts of Vienna, people from Chechnya, blogger Mamehana Umarov, informs television channel ORF.

As told on a press-conferences the chief inspector of the police of Austria Johann Baumschlager, the first version is a hit, the second domestic conflict.

According to him, at the scene found two pistols. Who they belonged to and which of them was the murder weapon, finds out the examination.

The alleged shooter refuses to communicate with the investigation, a second suspect was not informed of anything significant, added Baumschlager. Both of the arrested Chechens by nationality, will remain in custody until at least July 20.

The family of the deceased in custody.

The Austrian authorities stated that all three participants of the incident were of the same status – they have applied for asylum.

Umarov was killed on the evening of 4 July in the suburbs of Vienna, Gerasdorf shot in the head.

In social networks and interviews he referred to himself as a former mercenary who called himself a former employee of the Ministry of Sharia state security of the Republic of Ichkeria, told about the relations of the Russian special services with the assassinations of political refugees and former Chechen separatists in Europe. Umarov has been a consistent critic of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, often his remarks was offensive.

On suspicion in murder Umarov in Austria, the detained natives of Chechnya Sarali Akhtaev and Salman Magomadov, said the project “the Caucasus.Realities” with reference to a source in one of the European Chechen Diaspora.

Former Ukrainian MP Igor Mosiychuk said that Umarov sought a way for American politiciansto talk about the murders by order of the Chechen authorities around the world.

Ukrainian journalist Andrei Tsaplienko said that Umarov in Chechnya tried to order the murder of volunteers Amines Okueva, Adam Osmayev and Mosiychuk.

The Minister of internal Affairs of Austria Karl Nehammer said that the Austrian law enforcement authorities will try to find out the names of the masterminds of the murder, and noted that too often “foreign conflicts have to endure” in Austria.

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