GENERICO.ruCrimeA suspect in the murder of a tiger in Primorye was sent under house arrest

A suspect in the murder of a tiger in Primorye was sent under house arrest

VLADIVOSTOK, February 24A court in Primorye placed a man suspected of killing a Red Book Amur tiger in the Pozharsky district under house arrest for one month and seven days, the regional prosecutor’s office reports.
According to investigators, a 41-year-old resident of the Pozharsky district of the region on January 27, 2024, shot an Amur tiger in a forest, finished it off with a knife and butchered the carcass. After which, wanting to hide the crime, he transported parts of the tiger to the area of ​​the village of Yasenevy, where they were subsequently discovered and seized by police officers.

“Taking into account the position of the prosecutor, the court placed the accused under house arrest for 1 month 7 days. The progress and results of the investigation of the criminal case under Part 1 of Art. 258.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal hunting of especially valuable wild animals belonging to species listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation and protected by international treaties of the Russian Federation) are under control in the regional prosecutor’s office,” the supervisory agency said in a statement.

At the end of January, the general director of the Amur Tiger Center, Sergei Aramilev, reported that unknown persons killed a Red Book tiger in the Pozharsky district of Primorye, dismembered the carcass and hid it in the forest, probably to hide the crime. The remains of the predator were discovered in a forest area near the village of Yasenevy. The regional police reported the initiation of a criminal case under Part 1 of Art. 258 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Illegal hunting”.
The Amur tiger is one of the rarest predators on the planet, listed in the International Red Book. In Russia, these cats live on the territory of four subjects: Primorsky and Khabarovsk territories, Amur region and Jewish Autonomous Region. According to continuous census data, about 750 Amur tigers, including cubs, live in Russia.

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