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    Russian Governor Detained on Murder Charges

    A sitting Russian governor has been detained on suspicion of organizing murders in the early 2000s, investigators said early Thursday.


    Sergei Furgal, 50, is a former timber and scrap metal metal merchant and member of the far-right Liberal Democratic Party, which has the third-most seats in the Russian parliament. Furgal handed a rare defeat to the pro-Kremlin United Russia party incumbent in the 2018 elections for governor of the Far Eastern Khabarovsk region.


    ďSergei Furgal organized an attempted murder and the murder of multiple entrepreneurs,Ē said Russiaís Investigative Committee, which deals with major crimes.


    It published a video showing Investigative Committee and Federal Security Service (FSB) officers apprehending Furgal as he was entering his SUV.


    The governor is suspected of ordering the killing of several businessmen in the Khabarovsk and Amur regions in 2004-05, the investigators said.


    The charges against Furgal carry a sentence of up to life in prison.

    At least four other members of an alleged organized crime group have been arrested prior to Furgal, the Investigative Committee said.


    An unnamed law enforcement source told the state-run TASS news agency that Furgal was detained after the suspects testified against him.


    The Liberal Democratic Partyís branch in Khabarovsk said it doesnít plan to expel Furgal without a decision from its leadership. Furgalís replacement will be named by a decree from President Vladimir Putin, the governorís office said.


    Almost 20,000 people have signed a Change.org petition in Furgalís support in the few hours since it was launched.


    Furgalís arrest comes 14 months ahead of the next vote where he would have sought re-election.


    He is the fifth active head of a Russian region to face arrest in the past five years. Three of them have been sentenced on charges of either corruption or organized crime, while the fourth ex-governor is awaiting a verdict.

    Russian Governor Detained on Murder Charges - The Moscow Times

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    Let's face it, Putin needs all the help he can get.

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    Giant Protests in Russia's Far East After Popular Governor's Arrest

    Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk on Saturday in support of a popular local governor arrested this week for allegedly ordering several murders.


    A court in Moscow on Friday ruled to hold 50-year-old Sergei Furgal for two months pending trial for the murders of several businessmen 15 years ago, as he vehemently denied any involvement.


    Furgal's nationalist Liberal-Democratic Party has thrown its weight behind the governor, and on Saturday said some "35,000 people came out to the streets" in Khabarovsk to protest his arrest.


    Local news website DVHab.ru called the rally "the biggest in the history of Khabarovsk", saying the crowds temporarily blocked traffic as they walked through the city of over 600,000.


    Footage showed people shouting "Freedom!" "Moscow go away!" and "Sergei Furgal is our choice" as they walked.


    Some held posters saying "We are Sergei Furgal!"


    The website put the number of protesters between 20 and 30,000.


    The local branch of supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said the protest attracted up to 40 thousand people, calling it an "absolute record for our region."


    Smaller rallies were held in other cities in Khabarovsk region, reports said.


    Popularly elected in 2018, Furgal embarrassed the ruling United Russia party, securing 70 percent of the vote.


    His sudden arrest came just days after President Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for two decades, won a landslide ballot on constitutional reforms that could allow him to extend his rule until 2036.


    Over 40,000 people have now signed a petition demanding Furgal's release.

    Giant Protests in Russia's Far East After Popular Governor's Arrest - The Moscow Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    A sitting Russian governor has been detained on suspicion of organizing murders
    ...the umbrella must have been pointed the wrong way...

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    President Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for two decades, won a landslide ballot
    You can do that when your team is the one sliding all the ballots in

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    Mass protests rock Russian Far East city, challenge Kremlin

    KHABAROVSK, Russia (AP) — Mass rallies challenging the Kremlin rocked Russia’s Far East city of Khabarovsk again on Saturday, as tens of thousands took to the streets to protest the arrest of the region’s governor on charges of involvement in multiple murders.


    The massive unauthoritized crowds gathered despite local officials’ attempts to discourage people from taking to the streets, citing the coronavirus epidemic and an alleged averted terrorist threat.


    Local media estimated the rally in the city 3,800 miles east of Moscow drew 15,000 to 50,000 people, while city authorities put the number at 10,000. Hundreds of people have rallied in the city every day this week against the arrest of Sergei Furgal, reflecting widespread anger over the arrest of the popular governor and a simmering discontent with the Kremlin’s policies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Footage showed people shouting "Freedom!" "Moscow go away!"
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Popularly elected in 2018, Furgal embarrassed the ruling United Russia party, securing 70 percent of the vote.
    Vlad surely isn't impressed . . .


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    ^The image subscription still hasn't expired? (BTW, very original and witty...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Vlad surely isn't impressed . . .
    Tsar Vlad doesn't give a shit, he can rule until 2036 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    ^The image subscription still hasn't expired? (BTW, very original and witty...)
    Thank you - it stays relevant.


    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Tsar Vlad doesn't give a shit, he can rule until 2036 now.
    Oh, but he does - as is evidenced by the article. Any objection to totalitarian rule brings about insecurity

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    I wonder how many present or past Govenors in Russia could be considered clean enough to polish the Halo ?
    Easy targets

    I reckon Putin knows that and have full dossiers on the villains.

    He'll use the loyals and clamp down on the unfaithfulls

    Can't back it up, but....sounds .....Putin


    Consensus ? .....or are there the odd out "good" guy in russian top politics ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    I reckon Putin knows that and have full dossiers on the villains.

    He'll use the loyals and clamp down on the unfaithfulls

    Can't back it up, but....sounds .....Putin
    Yup, sounds about right, Helge

    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Consensus ? .....or are there the odd out "good" guy in russian top politics ?
    Of course there are . . . in jail

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    ...I wonder why novichok isn't administered to the inconvenient...there's a plentiful supply of umbrellas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...I wonder why novichok isn't administered to the inconvenient...there's a plentiful supply of umbrellas...
    Easier just to give them a Polonium cuppa.

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    ^not so sure results like a suicide in a 24/7 supervised cell...

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    Flinging people out the window of a tall building seems to be the trendy method.

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    ^incidentally, it never happens anywhere but in Russia... (as long as the "recognized MSM" do not report it)

    (who was the big guy who surprisingly jumped out of the window in London, case closed? a link was here few weeks ago...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    ^incidentally, it never happens anywhere but in Russia... (as long as the "recognized MSM" do not report it)

    (who was the big guy who surprisingly jumped out of the window in London, case closed? a link was here few weeks ago...)
    You should start a thread about your childhood memories living under Russian rule.

    Queuing for 3 hours for a loaf of bread, spying on your neighbours, living in constant fear of the gulag for voicing the "wrong" opinion...

    We'd all be fascinated to hear about your life in paradise.

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    ^Sorry, my poor English is not enough to understand what do you want to say us about jumping out of the window... (Isn't it that what some here call "whataboutism"?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    jumping out of the window
    Yes that happens here and there in the world but Russia has quite a reputation for opposition politicians being helped out of through the window

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    ^^ I suggest asking your mates at the Kremlin to pay for an English course although whatever language you post your bollocks in, it will always be bollocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    ^^ I suggest asking your mates at the Kremlin to pay for an English course although whatever language you post your bollocks in, it will always be bollocks.

    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Queuing for 3 hours for a loaf of bread,
    Now, I understood what you spoke about, I found a picture:
    Russian Governor Detained on Murder Charges-dublin-jpg

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    ^ Oh sorry, I mixed it up... (aren't you from Dublin?)
    Russian Governor Detained on Murder Charges-dublin2-jpg

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    Whatabout...but....whatabout...but....

    Yet more Klondick nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Whatabout...but....whatabout...but...
    Have you noticed how hard it is to abstain from "what about" ?

    Isn't it what we do from a personal look in the mirror, a peek at the neighbors green lawn or our governments "we are still doing good compared to the countries we usually compare us with " !

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