Murderer sentenced to capital punishment and released from colony Masalimov becomes witness in murder case

Murderer sentenced to capital punishment and released from colony Masalimov becomes witness in murder case

According to some reports, the murder was committed by Anvar Masalimov’s flatmate during a drunken brawl.

Resident of Bashkortostan Anvar Masalimov, who was sentenced to death in 1991, and released in 2016 on parole, became a witness in the case of the murder of a man in Ufa, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the representative of the Bashkir Directorate of the Investigative Committee.

According to the representative of the investigation, the murder in question occurred at the end of 2017 in an apartment in Ufa, where a group of people were drinking alcoholic beverages. Yesterday, the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda wrote that Masalimov is an accused in this case. The murder was allegedly committed by the man’s flatmate after one of the drinking companions began to pester her. As the journalists of KP say, the woman confessed, but later went back on her words. Then, Masalimov was allegedly re-qualified from a witness to a suspect.

Anvar Masalimov was convicted of the murder of a friend in 1991. Initially, he was sentenced to death. After the introduction of the moratorium on capital punishment, Masalimov was given a life sentence. In the summer of 2016, the man obtained a review of the case in the Presidium of the Vologda Regional Court in connection with changes in the legislation.

After that, many mass media outlets called Masalimov the first life-sentenced prisoners released in Russia, but this statement is incorrect. Life sentences have been mitigated in Russian even before the Masalimov’s case.

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