Deputy head of the Bashkirian branch of YABLOKO and human
rights activist Damir Garifullin was severely beaten on January
17, 2010. Damir is in hospital now with a stab wound in the
chest and multiple injuries.
Head of Bashkirian YABLOKO Sergei Naumkin informed that Damir
had been allegedly attacked by a member of one pseudo human
rights organisations connected with Almira Zhukova.
Naumkin also said that the investigators had
several versions, as Damir was active in all the areas where
Bashkirian branch of YABLOKO was working, and different people
from the local government and self-government bodies and the
law enforcement serving them expressed their dissatisfaction
According to Naumkin, “On January 6, 2011, Damir was registered
candidate to the deputies of the State Assembly of the Republic
of Bashkortostan. In view of this we think that the investigators
should not rule out the version that someone was trying to
remove an undesirable candidate to the legislative body of
the republic in such a way.”
Naumkin also called the government and the head of the Republic
to conduct an unbiased investigation of this attack and punish
Sergei Mitrokhin is also filing applications to the Public
Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika and head of the Investigation
Committee Alexander Bastirkin.