Kyrgyz president sees revival of relations with Russia as major result of his tenureWorld June 23, 20:49
Ex-premier says initiative to impeach Poroshenko stems from Ukraine’s economy collapseWorld June 23, 20:20
This week in photos: Confederations Cup opening and summer solstice celebrationsSociety & Culture June 23, 19:11
Turkish ambassador to Russia: Moscow and Ankara to join efforts in war on terrorWorld June 23, 18:45
Ukraine’s finance ministry files appeal to London Court against Russia in $3 bln debt caseBusiness & Economy June 23, 18:42
Ukrainian society tired of Poroshenko’s policy — expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 23, 17:58
Deutsche Welle sees Russian international broadcasters as threat to European ideasWorld June 23, 17:34
Watchdog claims Telegram provides means of communication to terroristsBusiness & Economy June 23, 16:45
Russia launches serial production of seaborne air defense missile systemMilitary & Defense June 23, 16:25
MOSCOW, January 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Moscow city court set on February 4 preliminary hearings of the criminal case against coordinator of the Left Front Sergei Udaltsov and aide to a deputy of State Duma lower house of parliament Leonid Razvozzhayev.
“A court session in the criminal case against Udaltsov and Razvozzhayev will be held at 11:00 Moscow time (07:00 GMT) on February 4 behind closed doors,” lawyer Violetta Volkova told Itar-Tass.
This is the recurrent assignment of the hearings’ date. Earlier, the hearings were scheduled for December 26, 2013; however, the court returned the case to the prosecutor’s office to correct the defects of the letter of accusation.
The lawyers said that “while drafting the letter of accusation, contraventions ineradicable in court were made.” “In particular, defense witnesses — Alexei Navalny, Ilya Yashin and others —were listed in the letter of accusation as witnesses for the prosecution as well, and the investigator did not specify which part of their testimonies proves the guilt of Udaltsov and Razvozzhayev.”
Another contravention is that “Udaltsov listed 87 defense witnesses, but 55 of them were not interrogated by the investigator” as may be required by law. This told the spokesperson for Moscow City Court Ulyana Solopova.
The Bolotnaya case was opened after events of May 6, 2012, when an opposition rally on Bolotnaya Square, sanctioned by the authorities, escalated into clashes with police and mass disorder. More than 400 people were detained, some 30 police officers were injured and several dozen people were wounded.
Targamadze was arrested in absentia by Moscow’s Basmanny court and put on the international wanted list. Udaltsov’s assistant, Leonid Razvozzhayev, is in a pretrial detention centre, and another participant in the meeting with Targamadze, Konstantin Lebedev, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison.