Investigator woman raped in Ufa may claim for $447 thousand from defendants
The court will consider the possible suit while delivering its verdict.
The investigator woman who was raped in Ufa may claim for 30 million rubles ($447 thousand) from the ex-police officers as compensation for moral damage, reports Komsomolskaya pravda.
The information about the possible suit has been received the day before. KP reporters contacted the defendants’ lawyers to confirm it. Representative of one of the defendants (former head of Russia’s MIA in Ufimsky district Eduard Matveev) assumed the information had been intentionally “put out by the investigation to determine who’s going to be the one to give it to the media.”
KP notes that the suit related to the compensation for moral damage can be considered by court only after its verdict is going to be delivered as to the defendants. Thus, the victim’s request can be denied.
It had earlier been reported that the victim came to the face-to-face interrogation with the eyewitness who had to be identified. The victim was wearing tinted glasses and a medical face mask. With that, the eyewitness put a wig on. One of the defendants’ acquaintances says the eyewitness was with the defendants and the victim the night the rape abuse was committed.
Eduard Matveev’s lawyer Aslyam Khalikov called the investigative activities “a farce” and said that the victim’s intention to initiate the claim related to the compensation for moral damage was incorrect.
Before the New Year, the court extended the arrest of the defendants accused of rape abuse: Eduard Matveev; ex-head of the Kramaskalinsky department of Russia’s MIA Salavat Galiev, and ex-head of the Migration Department of Russia’s MIA in Ufimsky district Pavel Yaromchuk.
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