Condition of Rasul Mirzaev wounded in attack deteriorated 

Condition of Rasul Mirzaev wounded in attack deteriorated
Rasul Mirzaev

The condition of MMA fighter and world’s combat sambo champion Rasul Mirzaev, who was attacked on the night of December 31 in Moscow, has deteriorated.

This was reported by Mirzaev’s friend Aniuar Chechenov to Ren TV; Chechenov arrived at the scene immediately after Rasul Mirzaev’s call, when ambulance doctors were already working with the victim.

Let us recall that the famous Dagestani fighter was hospitalized and underwent surgery after injuries resulting from an attack by unidentified persons who had broken into the athlete's apartment on Vostochnaya Street. The group of attackers had severely beaten Mirzaev. Several shots from a traumatic gun were also fired at him. One of the bullets hit him in the head.

The Investigative Committee of Russia has initiated a criminal case under part 2 of Art. 112 of the Russian Criminal Code (Intentional Infliction of Injury to Health of Average Gravity) and part 2 of Art. 139 of the Russian Criminal Code (Violation of the Inviolability of the Home) following the attack on the athlete.

Law enforcers are currently investigating the identity of the attackers. It is known that they were caught on a surveillance camera in the stairwell by Mirzaev’s apartment.

Let us recall that in 2011 the fighter found himself at the center of a high-profile scandal, which had a negative impact on his sport career. As a result of a conflict outside the night club Garazh in Moscow, Mirzaev hit a student Ivan Agafonov, who bumped his head at falling and slipped into coma. A few days later, he died from a brain hemorrhage in a hospital.

November 2012, Mirzaev was sentenced to two years of imprisonment and was released in the courtroom, as the Zamoskvoretsky Court took into account the time spent in a detention center. Subsequently, the Moscow City Court dismissed the complaint of Agafonov’s relatives, who considered the verdict unreasonably mild.

Video: Attack on Rasul Mirzaev

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