Commissioner for Human Rights in Chechnya Mansur Soltaev will ask the Prosecutor General to take action against the head of the council of deputies of the Meshchansky district of Moscow, Alexander Zakuskin (United Russia). He is said to have threatened to deport a 68-year-old Chechen woman who was selling sausage at a mosque and sprayed pepper spray in her face.
The Ombudsman of Chechnya said that the woman received “a first-degree burn of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes.” In his opinion, the actions of the deputy “see signs of a crime” under the article on the intentional infliction of minor bodily harm. “We have already prepared an appeal addressed to the Prosecutor General of Russia with a request to take prosecutorial response measures,” Mr. Soltaev wrote on Instagram. He also plans to appeal to the chairman of the Moscow City Duma with a request to make “an appropriate decision regarding the deputy.”
Mr. Zakuskin received a call from State Duma deputy from Chechnya Adam Delimkhanov (United Russia). ChGTRK “Grozny” claims that the Moscow deputy promised to apologize to the woman and “make every effort to make amends.”
State Duma Vice Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy said that if the information is confirmed, Mr. Zakuskin will be expelled from the party “so as not to disgrace his colleagues.” “His future political career will also be in big question, I promise. To insult people, to try to use force, especially against a woman, is not allowed for anyone, ”wrote Mr. Tolstoy in Telegram.