The State Duma is holding hearings on the deprivation of immunity from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Valery Rashkin, for illegal elk hunting. General Prosecutor Igor Krasnov addressed the deputies of the lower house.
He called Rashkin’s attempts to escape responsibility “clumsy.”
“I will not dwell on the circumstances of Rashkin’s detention and his clumsy attempts to mislead law enforcement officials, and not only them <...> Thanks to the media, this, without exaggeration, shame has become common knowledge. Moreover, today Rashkin has twice publicly actually admitted his involvement in the alleged act. Although he did not give up hope of avoiding responsibility, ”Krasnov said.
“I have an extremely negative attitude to such manifestations of insincerity: a man who has taken up arms must continue to behave like a man, and not try to provoke pity,” the Attorney General continued.
He asked the State Duma to consent to the initiation of criminal and administrative cases against Rashkin, as well as searches and the selection of a preventive measure in the form of a ban on certain actions.