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Residents of the Irkutsk region sign a petition on the resignation of the governor

Residents of the Irkutsk region again remembered the story of a bear, which was killed by the governor Sergey Levchenko, and now they collect signatures about the resignation of the head of the region. Petition already signed more 31 thousand people.

The author of the petition, Alexander Solukov, declares that such a fact of aggression and cynicism towards animals is not permissible in the 21st century, therefore, the governor and his accomplices must be punished. The activist also proposes to initiate a criminal case against the head of the region.

The petition is addressed to the President of Russia, the Prime Minister and the Prosecutor General. Its author, in addition to punishment for Sergei Levchenko, who killed a bear that was in hibernation, asks to significantly limit the hunt and to ban the hunt for bears in all subjects of Russia.

Earlier, the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Irkutsk region opened a criminal case on the fact of illegal hunting, in which the head of the region took part in the autumn of 2016. In the Prosecutor General's Office intend establish the fact of the involvement of the governor to commit a crime. The video, which captures the bear hunt, was published in September on the eve of elections to the regional Legislative Assembly and caused a public outcry. However, then the law enforcement officers did not find the corpus delicti in the actions of Levchenko - Sledkom refused to initiate a criminal case due to the lack of corpus delicti. The governor himself refused to give detailed comments on the situation, saying that the hunt was legal, not poaching.