Posted 6 июля, 03:43

Published 6 июля, 03:43

Modified 6 июля, 07:44

Updated 6 июля, 07:44

The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case because of the attack on Milashina and Nemov

The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case because of the attack on Milashina and Nemov

6 июля 2023, 03:43
Employees of the department carry out investigative actions and operational search activities.

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (IC RF) has opened a criminal case under two articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation in connection with the attack on journalist Elena Milashina and lawyer Alexander Nemov in Chechnya. This was reported by representatives of the press service of the department.

«The head of the Investigative Department of the RF IC for the Chechen Republic, V.G. Volkov, reported to the Chairman of the IC Russia on the initiation of a criminal case on the fact of the attack on Alexander Nemov and Elena Milashina. Within the framework of the case, criminal articles provided for in part 2 of Article 112 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation („Intentional infliction of moderate harm to health“) and part 2 of Article 115 were initiated The Criminal Code of the Russian Federation („Intentional infliction of minor harm to health“),"the press service reported.

Also in The Investigative Committee noted that at present the investigative group is conducting a complex of investigative and operational search activities in order to clarify all the circumstances of the incident and identify the persons involved in this crime.

On July 4, unknown assailants beat Nemov and Milashin in Grozny, where they flew to the announcement of the verdict of Zarema Musayeva. The lawyer has a knife wound, and the journalist has broken hands, a closed craniocerebral injury and multiple soft tissue bruises. The journalist said that the attackers «threatened to cut off their fingers, brought a knife» and then started hitting her with a stick «on each finger, two at a time, and threatening that they would break them». At first, the results of the examination did not show the presence of fractures.

The attackers shaved Milashina bald and doused with green paint. At the moment, the identity of the attackers is being established. The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, promised to investigate the incident and said that he had given all the necessary instructions.