The Federal Prosecutor's Office of the Federal Republic of Germany demands life imprisonment for a Russian accused of the murder of Khangoshvili citizen of Georgia Zelimkhan Khangoshvili in Berlin, “acted on state orders.” He could face life imprisonment, AFP writes.
According to the Berliner Morgenpost, several witnesses spoke to the prosecutors. They claim to have seen the suspect watch Khangoshvili before killing him.
The defendant has not yet been sentenced to a final sentence, and the Berliner Morgenpost does not specify when this will happen. According to preliminary data, this may happen before Catholic Christmas (December 24-25).
Khangoshvili, who is called one of the close associates of the militant leaders Shamil Basayev and Aslan Maskhadov, was shot in the head in a Berlin park in August 2019 of the year. A Russian citizen was detained on suspicion of murder. The FRG authorities believe that he is connected with the Russian special services.