The State Duma responded to Rashkin's claim

Deputy Arshba: the State Duma Commission on Ethics will familiarize itself with Rashkin's claim next week deprived of immunity, ex-Communist Party deputy Valery Rashkin. This was stated to Gazeta.Ru by the chairman of the commission, Otari Arshba.

At the same time, Arshba noted that the ethics commission is not obliged to admit lawyers to its meetings, which Rashkin insisted on.

‚ÄúThis is a commission meeting, not a court hearing. He applied in writing, we answered him in writing. This is the first thing. And secondly, I am now at the regional week, like the entire commission, all colleagues. When we return next week, then we will familiarize ourselves with the claim and we will sort it out, “the publication quotes.

Arshba also said that, in his opinion, the meeting of the commission passed without any complaints.

Rashkin filed a lawsuit against the State Duma and Arshba with the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow after his lawyers were not allowed to attend a meeting of the Ethics Commission, which decided to lift immunity from the deputy. Rashkin believes that there were representatives of the state prosecution at the meeting.

Earlier it became known that the ex-deputy was hospitalized due to an aggravated eye disease due to nervousness.

On November 25, State Duma deputies voted for depriving Rashkin of parliamentary immunity. This happened after he was detained in October in the Saratov region while driving a car, in which the carcass of a dead elk was also found.

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