Russian governor detained on suspicion of organising murders

Russian governor detained on suspicion of organising murders

In Russia, the governor of the Khabarovsk region, Sergei Furgal, has been detained on suspicion of organising murders and an attempted murder 15 years ago.

On Thursday, July 9, the Russian Investigative Committee, which is working under the oversight of the administration of Russian President Vladimir Putin, stated on its website that the sitting official has been detained.

“Considering the evidence gathered, investigators of the Investigative Committee jointly with FSB officers detained Khabarovsk Region Governor Sergei Furgal, who, according to the investigation, is an organizer of one attempted murder and several murders of entrepreneurs,” the Investigative Committee explained in a statement.

In addition to Furgal, four other suspects have been detained and charged as part of the case. The detentions are linked to a criminal case, where attacks against businessmen on the territory of the Khabarovsk and Amur regions in 2004 and 2005 have allegedly taken place.

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