Dagestani ex-head denies brother’s detention: "He is not that kind of a man"
According to Ramazan Abdulatipov, the media reports are "lies some sad people are spreading."
Ramazan Abdulatipov, the former Dagestan leader, denied the media reports that his brother Radzhab Abdulatipov had been detained. The official said that his brother is “not that kind of a man.”
Earlier the media reported that Radzhab had been detained at a Moscow airport while trying to flee abroad having committed a serious crime.
"First of all, this is a lie. Second of all, there have never been any criminals in my family. Third, some sad people that lost their high posts are taking revenge this way," Ramazan Abdulatipov said.
He added that his brother is with him in the Altai Mountains. Radzhab Abdulatipov used to be the head of the republic’s Federal Migration Service.