Abdulatipov on his letters in support of arrested officials and Magomedov brothers
The former head of Dagestan defended ex-Mayor of Makhachkala Sayid Amirov, former Head of the Pension Fund of the Republic Sagid Murtazaliev, ex-Prime Minister Abdusamad Gamidov and his deputies and ministers, the co-founders of the Summa Group, the Magomedov brothers, as well as his brother Radzhab.
Ramazan Abdulatipov, special representative of the president for the states of the Caspian region and former head of the Republic of Dagestan, used to send letters to the authorities in defense of arrested Dagestan officials, as well as his brother Radzhab and the co-founders of the Summa Group, the Magomedov brothers. He said this in an interview with RBC.
Abdulatipov requested the Russian authorities to provide hospital treatment to ex-Mayor of Makhachkala, Sayid Amirov, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2015 for preparing an attack and contract murder. As a wheelchair user, Amirov is serving time in the prison Chorny Delfin (‘Black Dolphin’) in the Orenburg region. The ex-Head of Dagestan addressed ICR Chairman, Alexander Bastrykin, with a request to provide Amirov with a medical attendant.
After former Head of Pension Fund of the Republic Sagid Murtazaliev was put on the wanted list, the Republic ex-head asked “to consider the possibility of changing his preventive measure, given his merits to the country.” Murtazaliev, who is an Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling, is wanted on charges of murder and financing terrorism. He is currently hiding in Dubai.
In addition, in his appeals addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Abdulatipov requested “to provide an opportunity to change the preventive measure” to former Prime Minister of Dagestan, Abdusamad Gamidov, as well as his deputies and ministers arrested for corruption. The former Republic head also defended the founders of the Summa Group, Ziyavudin and Magomed Magomedov, who were arrested in April 2018 on suspicion of creating a crime group.
Abdulatipov also appealed to the country's leadership regarding his brother Radzhab, who was arrested on suspicion of participation in a crime group trading in forged certificates of disability. “I believe that my brother is the least guilty; he was arrested to arrange for the false testimony of various villains and cowards,” the former Dagestan head said, noting that he communicated with his brother through a lawyer and had appointed him to the post of deputy “so that he did not have any pecuniary responsibility.”
Presumably, it concerns the US response to Ukraine’s help in the investigation against Joseph Biden, Trump’s main rival in the 2020 presidential election, who allegedly was in collusion with Kiev during the previous campaign.