One of accused of rape of investigator in Ufa: I didn’t invite her
In court, Galiev’s wife asked to call the ambulance for him.
Today, Ufa’s Sovetsky district court granted the application of investigators for extension of term for a former head of the Directorate of Internal Affairs in Karmaskalinsky district Salavat Galiev who is being accused of collective rape of an investigator woman. He will be in a remand prison for two more months.
According to Bashinform, security measures in the court’s building were strengthened during convoying of the accused. All participants including reporters were pushed back at the end of the passage in order to avoid a contact with the ex-police officer. According to some reports, it could be related to an incident that took place during a previous hearing of this case when one of the reporters came close to Pavel Yaromchuk which is inadmissible. This was broadcasted by a local TV-channel and caused the investigation in the service that secures an order in court.
Nevertheless, when the convoy with Galiev appeared in the court’s hall, reporters managed to ask him a few questions.
While answering whether he feels sorry about the fact that he had invited the investigator woman, he said: “I didn’t invite her.” When asked about his health, he answered: “What kind of health can you imagine in prison?”
Galiev - along with other defendants in the case Matveev and Yaromchuk whose detention terms had been extended earlier - state the rape case was faked.
Support team of friends and relatives gathered in front of the session hall. When Galiev was passing by, someone greeted him a happy birthday and one woman cried: “Please, survive!”
Besides that, Galiev’s wife asked to call the doctors for Galiev, because she thought he looked pale. It is not being reported whether her request was satisfied.
In autumn, 2018, 23-year-old woman who worked as an investigator accused a head of the Department of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Ufimsky district Eduard Matveev, a former head of the Directorate of Internal Affairs in Karmaskalinsky district Salavat Galiev and a head of Migration Department of the Department of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Pavel Yaromchuk of abusing her.
The police officers were fired and arrested. The Investigative Committee of Russia initiated criminal cases against the police officers under item 2a of article 131 of Russia’s Criminal Code (Rape abuse) and item 2a of article 132 of Russia’s Criminal Code (Violent Actions of Sexual Character).
Later, the victim and her friend who had also taken part in the feast on that day were fired from MIA for disorderly conduct.
Presumably, it concerns the US response to Ukraine’s help in the investigation against Joseph Biden, Trump’s main rival in the 2020 presidential election, who allegedly was in collusion with Kiev during the previous campaign.