Public demands life imprisonment for killers of fighter Yury Vlasko

Public demands life imprisonment for killers of fighter Yury Vlasko
Yury Vlasko

The brutal murder of a 20-year-old Buryat sportsman in a mass brawl on the shores of Lake Baikal caused a wide public response.⁠

Doctor of the Russian national wrestling team Umar Tebiev announced his intention to draw a life sentence from the prosecution for murderers of Yury Vlasko, RT reports.

"We want to achieve a life sentence for these people, which even people can not be called. There is no active action in this situation. I want this case to reach a high level and was brought to the end. The guy was very good, good-natured," the TV channel quotes the doctor.

Umar Tebiev published a petition on the Change.org site. At the moment, it was signed by 18.070 people. When the document collects 25 thousand signatures, it will be sent to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsov.

Earlier, the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee, a native of Krasnoyarsk, Yury Shvytkin, said he was preparing a deputy request to Prosecutor General Yury Chaika about the murder of Yury Vlasko. The deputy believes that there are "some elements of opposition" to an objective investigation.

Yury Vlasko was killed on July 29, 2017 in a mass brawl in the recreation area near the village of Goryachinsk, the Pribaikalsky district of Buryatia. One of the attackers inflicted several knife attacks on the athlete in the neck area, and another beat with metal armature. The suspects are detained. The investigation reported that they had all been convicted earlier for robberies. Meanwhile, the Buryat edition Nomer Odin (Number One) reported that the fight with a fatal outcome was unleashed by a company of athletes, among who was Vlasko himself.

Yury Vlasko is a master of sports in freestyle wrestling, a two-time winner of the European Championship (in 2015 and 2016). The winner of the Intercontinental Cup ALROSA, tournament for prizes of the Head of Buryatia. The owner of the Cup of Russia, the champion of international tournaments in Iran and Turkey. Anatoly Margiev, the head coach of the Russian national wrestling team, called the killing of the athlete "a serious loss for the Russian fight", as Vlasko was one of the most promising heavyweight athletes.

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