Imran Aliev Biography – Wiki
Imran Aliev is identified as the Chechen blogger and YouTube star whose death is being investigated by the French police. He was believed to be a vocal critic of President Ramzan Kadyrov, in a hotel room in Lille.
Imran Aliev, a Chechen blogger and vocal critic of Ramzan Kadyrov, died of multiple stab wounds in an attack at a hotel in northern France last week, French media report. https://t.co/HxNt2QWQ0U
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) February 4, 2020
He was 44 years old.
Imran Aliev Personal Life
The 44-year-old was survived by four children and lived in Belgium, said Musa Taipov, a Chechen journalist. He also added that he was in constant contact with Aliev on WhatsApp.
Imran Aliev Found Dead in the Hotel Room
According to the French, alive’s death was suspicious and violent.
Investigators allege that he knew his killer, a source revealed to CNN Tuesday.
According to the source, two indiviuals were believed to have entered into the hotel room last Wednesday. On Thursday at around 11 a.m, the manager found Aliev unconscious after checking on the guests.
Chechen dissident Imran Aliev, known by the pseudonym Mansur Staryi, found dead in his hotel in Lille, France. Aliev’s body had numerous stab wounds from the discarded knife found beside him. He was a vocal and known critic of the Kadyrov regime. https://t.co/4rrf0mnP79
— Neil Hauer (@NeilPHauer) February 2, 2020
The suspects had already fled away. However, an investigation has been launched to find 35-year-old Chechen suspect who police believe is the killer.
The motive for the killing may be political, the source claims.
A knife found at the scene has been sent to a forensic laboratory for analysis, according to the source.
Police have launched a murder investigation, but no arrests have been made
The Chairman of the Chechen Human Rights Association, based in Sweden, told CNN that Aliev was known for his “harsh and offensive remarks” about people of the Caucasus as well as his criticism of the Chechen regime.