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Investigators ask to extend custody for suspected killers of judge

December 11, 2012, 12:07 UTC+3

The investigator believes that two suspects adhere to extreme right views; they have been activists of secret armed groups since 2008

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MOSCOW, December 11 (Itar-Tass) — The Investigative Committee /SK/ has asked to extend custody for two suspected killers of a Moscow City Court judge, Vyacheslav Isayev and Maxim Baklagin, SK spokesman Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass.

During the investigation into this criminal case, the SK gathered evidence to charge Baklagin and Isayev with the murders of "ant-fascists" Ivan Khutorsky and Ilya Dzhaparidze and world Thai boxing champion Muslim Abduallyev. There were also accused of two attempted murders.

"The SK main office investigator asked the court to extend the arrest of Vyasheslav Isayev and Maxim Baklagin to March 16, 2013," Markin said.

The suspects are also accused of hate murders, an attempted murder of judge in revenge for his legitimate activity, and illegal turnover of weapons.

The investigator believes that Baklagin and Isayev adhere to extreme right views; they have been activists of secret armed groups since 2008.

Together with Alexei Korshunov /who died at a Ukrainian stadium on October 4, 2011 in the explosion of the grenade he had on him/ and other members of the organized group, they killed federal judge Eduard Chuvashov on April 12, 2010. Chuvashov had reviewed hate murder cases.

His last verdict for was 12 skinheads from the Belye Volki /White Wolves/ group. The defendants were sentenced to 6.5 to 23 years in prison. Also,Chuvashov read the guilty verdict in the high-profile criminal case against a group of nationalists led by Artur Ryno and Pavel Skachevsky, who had been accused of attempted hate murders.

Moscow region residents Baklagin and Isayev were detained during an operation by the Federal Security Service in the Vladimir region on June 26, where they had been hiding in a rented apartment. During the arrest they tried to offer armed resistance. A search found of them means of camouflage and fake documents. They were placed in custody by the ruling of Moscow's Basmanny court on June 28, and then their arrest was extended.


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