December 3, 2015 / 10:49 AM / 4 years ago

Chechen leader: we'll avenge man beheaded in Islamic State video

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov walks before a meeting of the state council at the Kremlin in Moscow, September 18, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The president of Russia’s Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, said on Thursday that whoever was responsible for the beheading of a Russian man from Chechnya, purportedly shown on an Islamic State video, will be killed.

“Yes, he was Russian-Chechen, he was beheaded .. there are proven facts,” Kadyrov told journalists. “Whoever killed that man ... won’t live for long.”

On Wednesday the SITE monitoring group reported there was a video released online by Islamic State that showed the beheading of a man the group said was a Russian spy.

Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; Writing by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Christian Lowee

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