The detention of the Senator from Karachay-Cherkess Republic Rauf Arashukov, which occurred on the eve during the meeting of the Council of Federations, it was completely unexpected and very technical.
“We knew nothing, everything was conducted in the framework of special operations force the appropriate authorities. This surprise, and the publicity was part of a special operation, because this is actually the only possibility to carry out such detention, not ordaining a wide range of people. Everything was done very carefully”, – said Timofeeva in an interview with “Outpost”.
We will remind, Rauf Arashukov was arrested on 30 January at the meeting of the Federation Council after the lifting of his immunity. He tried to leave the courtroom, but the speaker Valentina Matvienko told him to go back to the place and to exercise the right to take the floor. The detained Senator did not use this right.
Arashukova suspected of involvement in a criminal group and two murders in 2010: a regional leader of the youth movement “Adyge-Khase” and the adviser of the President of Karachay-Cherkessia. Among the charges is also witness tampering and forgery, on the basis of which Arashukov was a Senator.