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An attack against deputy head of the Bashkirian branch of YABLOKO

Press Release
January 19, 2011

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 with Damir.
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 the guilty.

Sergei Mitrokhin is also filing applications to the Public Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika and head of the Investigation Committee Alexander Bastirkin.


See also:

Human Rights

Regional Elections 2011




Press Release
January 19, 2011

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