Vladimir Markin tenders his resignation
Vladimir Markin, the Investigative Committee official representative, has filed his resignation, according to Interfax.
The related information has been surfacing since September 14. The ICR official representative was said to become the Deputy CEO of the RusHydro on relations with public and state bodies.
Press reports were preceded by a scandal around Markin's book. The Kommersant and the Novaya Gazeta accused the ICR representative of the illegal use of their materials. Initially, Markin denied the allegations, however, later the Eksmo publishing house recognized that there were texts, belonging to the journalists, in Markin's book, and no references to the authors resulted from a technical error.
At the same time, the media started to speak of the resignation of Aleksandr Bastrykin, the Investigative Committee Head. Markin said the information is ridiculously false. Dmitry Peskov, the presidential press secretary, said that he didn't know anything about the matter.
On November 23 Markin turns 60 years old, which is the limiting age for him to hold the post.
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.