VIDEO: The moment an Uzbek dissident was assassinated in Istanbul
ISTANBULThe assassination of an Uzbek dissident in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district was captured by two security cameras belonging to nearby businesses, Doğan News Agency reported.
Abdullah Bukhari, who was working as a religious leader and head of the İhsan Learning Services and Solidarity Association in Zeytinburnu, was killed in a gun attack on Dec. 11.
Istanbul anti-terror teams detained three suspects, including the gunman, the instigator and someone who aided the assassination after examining footage from the security cameras.
In the footage, the gunman, a Chechen-origin Russian national, is seen approaching and shooting Bukhari while the Uzbek dissident was waiting at the association’s door to enter. The instigator, an Uzbek-origin Russian national, was also captured by cameras while monitoring the assassination on the other side of the road.
Neither the gunman nor the instigator testified at the police station, the daily reported, while the third person who aided the assassination claimed they had met in Antalya and arrived in Istanbul 10 days before the assassination.