Investigative Committee confirmed death of suspect in attack on policemen in Chechnya
According to journalists, law enforcement officers of Grozny killed the young man.
The Investigative Committee confirmed the death of Ismail Bergaev, suspected of attacking Chechen policemen. As Sosnitsky, the Acting Head of the Fourth Department for the investigation of priority cases of the Chechen ICR, said, the man was killed on December 20, 2016 as a result of gunshot wounds received during a shootout with the siloviki. This is reported by the human rights organization Memorial.
Earlier, Memorial told about two participants in the attack on security forces in Grozny on December 17, 2016 - Ismail Bergaev and Askhab Isaevitch Yusupov, who after the shootout were placed in the 9th city hospital with injuries. A criminal case was initiated on the facts of the attack on police officers.
According to Kavkazsky Uzel, on the night of December 25, they were killed by unknown people. The Head of the Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, denied these allegations. His words were confirmed by Minister of Health of the republic Elkhan Suleimanov, who stated that armed guards were assigned to the wounded. At the same time, Chechen law enforcement authorities refused to give any information about their condition to the present day.
Recall that Bergaev and Yusupov are figurants of the list published by Novaya Gazeta in the article This Was Execution of June 10, 2017. In this article, journalists told that after an attack on law enforcement officers, during which four law enforcement officers and seven criminals were killed, mass arrests took place in Chechnya. According to Novaya Gazeta, at least 27 people were killed on the night of January 26, 2017.
After this article, Commissioner for Human Rights Moskalkova appealed to the President of Russia with a report, but nothing is known about the further development of this story.
Unnecessary witness. Death of penitentiary service lieutenant colonel Viktor Shevchenko: Suicide or murder?
Two events occurred in close succession in the Irkutsk region. On February 11, 2018, it became known that major general Anatoly Kilanov, Head of the Regional Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, was removed from office. The main suspect in an anti-corruption inquest carried out in late 2017, Kilanov was accused of extorting ‘levies’ from his subordinates. On February 12, 2018, Viktor Shevchenko, his deputy for service support, was found hanged. The investigation is currently explaining this suicide by a family quarrel. Has the lieutenant colonel really taken his own life? Or was it a disguised murder? And if so, who could be interested in it?