Scandals of the week (2000) 12.02.2000
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The main scandal of the week: Andrei Babitsky, correspondent of Radio Liberty, who was missing in January in Grozny, has not yet been located.
The alleged reasons for the disappearance were shared by the wife of Lyudmila Babitskaya, journalist Valery Yakov, representative of the Russian radio service "Svoboda" Mario Conti, director of the Institute for Pre-Crisis Studies Vakhtang Chkuaseli, deputies Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Sergei Yushenkov.
On February 11, a rally in support of Andrei Babitsky took place in Moscow.
In Vladivostok, fighters of the Primorye SOBR who are accused of the murder of commander Konstantin Ilyushchenko were arrested.
After the removal of the leadership of the local RUOP, the detainees were released, and the case was re-qualified for an accident; things and documents of the deceased were not returned to the family.
Comments: widow Tatyana Ilyushchenko, former chief of the Primorsky RUOP Vladimir Chechenov, SOBR fighter Alexander Adamenko.
The trial between Novokuznetsk Metallurgical Combine and Kuzbassenergo continues.
The federal court of Tyumen took the side of the plant, but the case returned to the Kemerovo Arbitration Court and caused the continuation of the bankruptcy procedure.
The lawyers of the plant, Alexander Mineev and Vladimir Pilegin, expressed their distrust of the arbitration court, filed a petition for the removal of the entire court and the impossibility of considering the case on the spot.
The next hearing is expected in Moscow.
In the UK, there is a lawsuit over Dr.
Harold Shipman on charges of killing elderly patients through injecting drugs.
A total of 1500 people died.
Relatives of the last victim Kathleen Grandi found a forgery of the will.
Comments: investigator Bernard Postles, UK Health Minister Alan Milburn, relatives of the deceased.
In Moscow, former nurse Alexei Samokhin admitted that such things happen in every hospital and that he himself took part in them.
In Moscow there was a patriotic action against hamburgers, in which popular cultural figures took part.
PersonnelYakov V.V. - Russian journalist, special correspondent, editor of the emergency department of the newspaper Izvestia, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Novye Izvestiya. Zhirinovsky VV - Doctor of Philosophy, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation, public and political figure. Yushenkov SN - Candidate of Philosophy, state and political figure. Chkuaseli V.O. - Doctor of Philosophy, Candidate of Technical Sciences, Academician of the International Academy of Informatization of the United Nations, Director of the Institute for Crisis Studies. Fedorov B.G. - Doctor of Economics, state and political figure, businessman, financier. Mishchenko V.K. - actor of theater and cinema, film director, television producer, Honored Artist of Russia. Zirnbirnstein A.N. (Minaev AS) - rock musician, radio host, founder and member of the group "Time Out." Antonov Yu.M. - pop singer, composer, actor, People's Artist of Russia, Honored Artist of Russia. Vanin A.Z. - actor of theater and cinema, Honored Artist of Russia, veteran of the Great Patriotic War.
Calendar16.09.1999 11/27/1999 01.2000
The Chechen Republic  Primorsky Krai  Kemerovo region  UK 
Media; Crime and Accidents; Courts and prosecutors