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SK said Leonid Razvozzhayev has not complained about any illegal actions against him

October 24, 2012, 14:02 UTC+3
Earlier, an Internet video showed Razvozzhayev saying he had been abducted in Kiev and tortured for two days before he was brought to the Basmanny court
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MOSCOW, October 24 (Itar-Tass) — The Investigative Committee /SK/ said Leonid Razvozzhayev, who is in custody on charges of planning riots, has not complained about any illegal actions against him.

"It is necessary to explain in connection with the media reports alleging illegal actions against Razvozzhayev that he has not filed any official statements to the SK to complain of tortures, abduction or any other illegal actions either during the opening of criminal proceedings or bringing charges," SK spokesman Vladimir Markin said.

"The SK will check all the information and the mass media reports on the commission of crimes against Razvozzhayev, within the scope of the procedural check into the statement he made by the court building on October 21," Markin added.

Earlier, an Internet video showed Razvozzhayev saying he had been abducted in Kiev and tortured for two days before he was brought to the Basmanny court which ruled on arrest as the measure of restraint for him.

Markin said the suspect had not sought medical assistance.

"It should be explained that Razvozzhayev, who was of sound mind - which he noted in his statement -- told the circumstances of the preparations to stage mass disturbances in Russia. Furthermore, when he was brought to a remand ward on October 21, a doctor did not find any injuries on him during a check," the SK spokesman said.

Razvozzhayev was put on the federal wanted list on October 18, while on October 21, he informed the SK about his decision to turn himself in, according to Markin.

Markin said Razvozzhayev had given details of the plans to stage riots that had been considered by Udaltsov and Lebedev and other persons, and reported their involvement in the Bolotnaya Square riots in Moscow on May 6.

It follows from Razvozzhayev's statement that the riots had been funded by Givi Targamadze, the SK spokesman said, adding that the SK would carefully check Razvozzhayev's statement.

Criminal proceedings over planning riots was opened against Left Front coordinator Sergei Udaltsov, his aide Konstantin Lebedev and Ponomaryov's aide Leonid Razvozzhayev after the film showed a discussion of the possibility to stage riots in Moscow in a number of other provinces.

The investigators will also look into the information about possible preparation in Russia of acts of terror.

"If the information is found to be authentic, a legal assessment of actions by Udaltsov and his associates, including Georgian citizens, will follow," the SK said earlier.

Udaltsov is on recognizance, and Konstantin Lebedev and Leonid Razvozzhayev are under arrest.

The investigators said a check into the facts shown in the Anatomy of Protest-2 film ascertained that the meeting to discuss possible riots in Russia had taken place in Minsk in the second half of June. Taking part in it were chairman of the Georgian parliament for defense and security Givi Targamagdze, Georgian consul in Moldova Mikhail Iashvili, their three aides, Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov, his aide Konstantin Lebedev and State Duma lawmaker's aide Leonid Razvozzhayev.

 

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