An assassination attempt was made against Isa Yamadayev, former member of the Chechen parliament, in Moscow on 28 July 2009. Rosbalt reports that a person who came to meet Isa Yamadayev in his Moscow apartment opened fire on his host. The person has been arrested. Moscow police, however, regards the report as disinformation, yet Isa Yamadayev himself confirmed the incident in an interview with Radio Echo of Moscow.
Following the killing of his brothers, Ruslan and Sulim Isa Yamadayev asked for protection from federal authorities. Ruslan Yamadayev was killed in the centre of Moscow in September 2008 and Sulim Yamadayev, one of Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov’s main adversaries, in Dubai in March 2009. There are, however, persistent reports that Sulim Yamadayev did, in fact, survive the attack against him.