Khakass official that beat journalist expelled from United Russia
The Head of the Shirinsky district of Khakassia, member of the United Russia party, Sergey Zaytsev, attacked journalist with Russia-24 TV channel Ivan Litomin that came to him.
The presidium of the General Council of United Russia decided to expel the Head of Shirinsky district of Khakassia, Sergey Zaytsev, who attacked the journalist. Secretary of the General Council Andrey Turchak told journalists about the party's decision.
Earlier, the investigative bodies of the Investigative Committee in Khakassia opened a criminal case against Sergey Zaytsev on Obstruction of the Lawful Professional Activity of Journalists (part 3 of Art. 144 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The official attacked correspondent with Russia 24 Ivan Litomin because of "hardball questions."
The Head of Shirinsky district of Khakassia, member of the United Russia party, Sergey Zaytsev, attacked Ivan Litomin, a journalist of Russia-24 TV channel, who came to him, because of loaded questions. The official threw the journalist to the floor; what was happening was filmed on camera.
The Investigative Committee reported that in the framework of the criminal case they will verify information about corruption in the activities of Zaitsev, which was reported by Russia-24 journalists.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.