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Relatives of the Circassian politician Rauf Arashukov arested in Karachay-Circassia

Rauf Arashukov (photo: rbc)

Relatives of the former senator of Russian Federation Rauf Arashukov arested in Karachay-Circassia Republic, sources told RBC agency. This information was confirmed by the ex-Senator’s lawyer Anna Stavitskaya and his father’s (Raul Arashukov) lawyer , Vladimir Postanyuk.

According to Postanyuk, a total of four people were detained, including a second cousin of Raul Arashukov and the brothers of his wife. The lawyer believes that investigative steps are being taken to put pressure on the part of the family that has not yet left the republic.

Rauf Arashukov was arested  on January 30, 2019. He was charged of organizing a murder, pressure on a witness and participation in the criminal community. On the same day his father Raul Arashukov was arested in suspicion of organizing a criminal community and fraud.

Raul Arashukov