Former Head of Komi Republic Vladimir Torlopov came for questioning in Gaizer case
The Gaizer’s predecessor will be questioned as a suspect in the high-profile case of bribery in the Republic.
The former Head of the Komi Republic Vladimir Torlopov flew to Moscow and voluntarily surrendered to the Investigative Committee, accompanied by his lawyer, the source said to Interfax. He must be interrogated within the framework of the Gaizer’s case. Torlopov is currently a suspect in this high-profile corruption case. With respect to him a criminal case was opened under Article 210 of the Criminal Code (Organization of a Criminal Community and Participation in It).
On October 6 at the request of the ICR the Moscow court elects a preventive measure to the former Head of Komi.
Vladimir Torlopov served as the Head of the Komi Republic for two consecutive terms and was the direct predecessor of Vyacheslav Gaizer, who was arrested on charges of swindling, bribe-taking, organizing a criminal group and money laundering.
Saburova believes that the Russian authorities violated articles 2 and 5 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, guaranteeing the right to life, as well as the right to freedom and personal inviolability.