Putin appoints judges in several Russian regions
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed several chief justices of Higher Courts for a number of subjects of the Russian Federation for the next 6 years, as well as for several regions, district, military, city and town districts courts, and arbitral tribunals.
The Decree of the Russian President “On appointment of federal courts judges and Presidential Envoys to qualification commissions of the Russian Federation constituencies” as of January 2, 2017 is published on the official web-site for legal data.
Ibragim Fargiev is the new Republic of Ingushetia Chief Justice, Timur Lamerdonov is the new Chechen Republic Deputy Chief Justice, Olga Lobova is the new Altay Krai Deputy Chief Justice, and Irina Vasilieva is the new Transbaikal Region Deputy Chief Justice, according to the document.
Moreover, 100 district and region judges and their deputies were appointed by the Decree.
The Decree also contains information on dismissal of Presidential Envoys to judicial qualifications commissions of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Republic of Karelia, Republic of Crimea, Transbaikal Region, Kaliningrad Region, and City of Sevastopol. The document is published on the Presidential Executive Office web-site.
Zaur Dadaev, who is imprisoned for the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov, may soon be put in stricter conditions of detention. Being sent for any, sometimes contrived violations of the regime in a punitive confinement (SHIZO), Dadaev is being forced to pass a check on the lie detector and give evidence on the Nemtsov case.
The video showing prisoner being tortured by officers of the Yaroslavl correctional camp No. 1 (IK-1), which was published on July 20, caused a public outcry and the initiation of a criminal case by the Investigative Committee. However, a year ago, an ICR officer found no exceeding of official powers in the video, thus justifying the torture.
A large-scale purge of thieves in law, which started shortly after Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s coming to power, continues in Armenia. After receiving threats of arrests, thieves were taken in custody for carrying weapons and drugs.
However, the thief, who is currently dividing the spheres of influence in Ukraine’s Odessa region with Antimoz Kukhilava through his representatives, has been sentenced in absentia. Mindiya Goradze is not in Georgia at the moment.