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MOSCOW, January 24 (Itar-Tass) – The Russian Investigation Committee (SK) terminated a criminal case against aide of the State Duma deputy Leonid Razvozzhayev for banditry in 1997 over the expiry of the statute of limitations.
“The detective told me that he has the court verdict to terminate the criminal case against Razvozzhayev over the expiry of the statute of limitations,” lawyer of the oppositionist Dmitry Agranovsky told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the lawyer noted that the penitentiary authorities do not hurry to convoy to Moscow his client, who is currently in Irkutsk for the participation in the investigation actions over the banditry case. “He was decided to be hospitalized for some reasons in Irkutsk, but Razvozzhayev strongly opposes it, and we demand his immediate return to Moscow,” Agranovsky said.
He noted that he does not have the information about such an urgent hospitalization of his client. Meanwhile, the Prosecutor General’s Office said earlier that a bullet, which has stuck near the spine of Razvozzhayev more than 20 years ago, was found in his medical examination.
Four criminal cases were opened against the aide to the State Duma deputy for masterminding massive disorders on the strength of the materials showed in the film Anatomy of Protest-2, illegal border crossing, false denunciation over his statements about alleged tortures against him and the banditry, which he committed in Angarsk in 1997.
However, Razvozzhayev was arrested on the accusation of masterminding massive disorders. Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov and his aide Konstantin Lebedev are the defendants in the same criminal case. Udaltsov was put on recognizance not to leave the city, Lebedev was arrested. On January 21, the Moscow City Court extended the term in arrest for Razvozzhayev until April 1.
“An Angarsk female resident addressed in the Internet reception’s office of the Russian Investigation Committee recently, complaining that the criminals, who delivered a bandit attack on her husband in 1997, are not brought to criminal responsibility yet,” the Russian Investigation Committee said earlier.
It was noted in the criminal case files that Razvozzhayev engaged in a conspiracy with unidentified criminals to deliver a bandit attack and steal the property of the businessman, who traded the fur hats. The detectives found that on December 4, 1997 he and his accomplices, who were armed with a hunting rifle and two pistols, broke in the flat of the businessman, tied him up, and beating and threatening him with weapons demanded that he should gave his property to them. It was also noted in the criminal case files that Razvozzhayev and his accomplices have stolen a video camera and 500 fur hats from the flat, inflicting the damages to the tune of 95 million non-denominated roubles. Meanwhile, the Investigation Committee noted that during the investigation Razvozzhayev was found as an attacker by an injured party back in 1997.