The former head of the investigative department of the Russian Investigative Committee for the Volgograd region, Mikhail Muzraev, was sentenced by the military court of the southern district of Rostov-on-Don to 20 years in a colony in strict regime for burning down the house of the head of the Volgograd region, Andrei Bocharov, calling it a terrorist attack, reports TASS.
“Muzraev was found guilty. By partial addition, appoint 20 years in a strict regime penal colony, with the deprivation of the special rank of lieutenant general of justice and state distinctions, ”said the president of the court.
Also, businessman Vladimir Zubkov was sentenced to 14 years in a strict regime colony.
Muzraev’s lawyer, Andrei Grokhotov, in turn announced his intention to appeal against this verdict.
“We will file an appeal within the time limit,” he said.
Mikhail Muzraev was arrested in June 2019. He is charged under three articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, including terrorist attack, abuse of power and illegal possession of weapons. Zubkov is accused only of the article “Terrorist attack”. They deny their guilt.
The court sentenced the former head of the Volgograd SUSK Muzraev to 20 years in prison
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