Dubai authorities have confirmed that Sulim Yamadayev, a member of an influential Chechen family at odds with Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, was killed in March 2009, Interfax reported Friday.
Yamadayev’s brother Isa has repeatedly denied that Sulim was dead, saying he was seriously wounded in an attack outside his home.
But a spokesman for the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office said it has obtained information from Dubai authorities confirming Sulim Yamadayev’s killing and burial. He did not elaborate.
A third Yamadayev brother, Ruslan, was killed in downtown Moscow in 2008.