Investigators visit home of writer Boris Akunin

posted 14 Dec 2014, 13:54 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 14 Dec 2014, 14:02 ]
11 December 2014

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On 9 December, the writer Grigory Chkhartishvili (Boris Akunin) wrote on his Facebook page that unknown people who introduced themselves as investigators had come to his flat in Moscow.

"Some people pestered the concierge at our Moscow apartment building today. She says they came back several times, looking for me urgently. They were supposedly from the Investigative Committee. She only remembers that one of them introduced himself as Igor Nikolaevich.

Does anyone here work with Igor Nikolaevich? Please pass on to him the message that he shouldn't harass an elderly lady. I'm here. If you need anything from me, just telephone or write to me", wrote, as quoted by Novaya gazeta.

Earlier, it was announced that the Investigative Committee had called in Victor Shenderovich and the poet Lev Rubinstein for questioning. Shenderovich reported details of the summons on his social network page: a member of staff of the Investigative Committee told the writer that investigators intend to question him about the "Books in Parks" project in which he took part in the summer of 2014.

Translated by Suzanne Eade Roberts