The prosecutor asked for the ex-head of the Khabarovsk Territory, Sergei Furgal, 23 years in a strict regime colony.
On February 2, the jury found ex-governor of the Khabarovsk Territory Sergey Furgal guilty on all three counts of organizing murders and attempted murder: businessman Yevgeny Zori, ex-policeman Oleg Bulatov and entrepreneur Alexander Smolsky.
According to the jury, the ex-governor does not deserve leniency.
Furgal was detained in the summer of 2020. His detention provoked mass protests in the region.
Furgal himself pleaded not guilty. The Insider found out that the alleged organizer of these crimes was not connected with Furgal, but with the leadership of the local FSB. In addition, The Insider found that the testimony of prosecution witnesses in the case file often contradicts each other, and the serious illness of the main one, Mistryukov, who began to testify against Furgal almost from the first interrogation, turned out to be fake.