Deputy of the Russian State Duma Alexander Remezkov. Screenshot from Revezkov's speech at the State Duma meeting, official website of the 'Spravedlivaya Rossiya' Party, http://www.spravedlivo.ru/index

06 November 2019, 11:13

Investigation by Navalny's office about Remezkov ignored by supervisory bodies

Neither the Prosecutor's Office, nor the State Duma's commission for monitoring the reliability of income data, have reacted, within the past week, to the information about the real estate and business of the MP, Alexander Remezkov, released by Navalny's Krasnodar office.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in August 2016, investigators initiated a criminal case on libel against Andrei Rudomakha and Dmitry Shevchenko, activists of the "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus" (EcoWatch). In September 2017, it became known that the criminal case against the activists was stopped, but not closed.

Initially, the case was opened based on an application lodged by the MP Alexander Remezkov: he claimed that the dachas in the Tuapse and Dinskaya Districts of the Krasnodar Territory, which the activists had associated with his name, did not belong to him.

On October 29, 2019, the Krasnodar-based Navalny's office published its own investigation into Remezkov's real estate. This work is the largest investigation of the office, activists assert.

The activists of the Krasnodar Navalny's office have linked Alexander Remezkov with the real estate objects, the possession of which he had denied.

The authors of the investigation have urged supervisory and law enforcement bodies to clear out why and how Remezkov and his relatives "had taken possession of so much land; and why they were allowed to build up forests and parks for their own needs."

As of 11:50 p.m. Moscow time on November 5, neither the above State Duma commission, nor the Prosecutor's Office, nor the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) had reacted to the activists' appeal.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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