Report on slander case concerning video of crime lord’s funeral on Amur disappeared from ICR’s site
The alleged defendant in the case was blogger Viktor Toropovtsev, who published the video.
A report about the initiation of a criminal case of slander disappeared from the official website of the Khabarovsk ICR. It was published a few days earlier in connection with the posting of a video from the funeral of crime boss Yury Zarubin in Amursk on the Internet.
It was assumed that a defendant in the case will be local blogger Viktor Toroptsev, who reposted the video to his channel on YouTube. In particular, law enforcement officers had claims to the caption under the video, according to which the heads of local police and prosecutor’s office allegedly participated in the procession.
According to unconfirmed data, the decision to initiate a criminal case was canceled because it was made without coordination with the federal leadership. There has been no official comment of the Investigative Committee so far.
Earlier, The CrimeRussia wrote that as part of the slander case, there was a search at blogger’s friend Mikhail Potapenkov, who lives in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The blogger Toroptsev himself was placed in detention center for ostensibly expired driver's license. He stated that he was on a hunger strike.
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