Moscow: 2 citizens of Kyrgyz descent collect tributes from their compatriots on behalf of thief in law
They are detained on suspicion of extortion.
Moscow-based law enforcement officials have detained two citizens of Kyrgyz descent who earned their living by extortion money from their compatriots - taxi-drivers.
According to Moscow’s MIA media office, they began to receive this information in August, 2018. In particular, it was reported that on a periodic basis, unknown persons acting on behalf of a certain thief in law (vor) K.K. took drivers out to a secluded area in the woods and committed bodily harm meant to be an example for them. The drivers were threatened with a similar fate in case of disobedience.
They extorted $1600, documents and a cell phone from one of the victims. After that, they continued to extort money from him. With that, they said they needed this money to close a criminal case (allegedly opened for a previous extortion).
26-year-old Madiyar Kasymbekov and 25-year-old Abdilmanal uulu Askar were detained on October 9 while receiving 10 thousand rubles ($152).
Earlier, the detention of 8 citizens of Kyrgyz descent was reported. They also committed extortion and racketeering on behalf of K.K.
Ekaterina Shakurova, commander of the guard of Chelyabinsk Correctional Facility No. 5, addressed the Investigative Committee chairperson and the Federal Penitential Service director asking to punish her abusers after the charges had been dropped.