A PUTIN critic has been found with his throat slit in what police are calling a "politically motivated" assassination in a French hotel.
Imran Aliev, 44, was found lying on the ground with "multiple wounds" to his chest and his throat slit with a bloodied knife next to the body.
4 Imran Aliev was found with his throat slit in a Lille hotel Credit: Wikipedia.
His is the latest death to spark concerns of a Russian political hit squad running amok in Europe, hunting down any anti-establishment voices in hiding.
His body was discovered by the hotel manager on January 30 after they failed to check out.
Former Chechen rebel commander Zelimkhan Khangoshvili was shot dead in 2019 in a crowded park in Berlin resulting in the expulsion of two Russian diplomats.
4 This is the 13th known assassination of anti-Kadyrov or anti-Putin voices since 2009 Credit: Getty - Contributor. »