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YEKATERINBURG, January 30. /ITAR-TASS/. The Sverdlovsk regional court on Thursday postponed consideration of the appeals of the City without Drugs foundation's vice-president Yevgeny Malenkin and his attorneys against holding him in custody, as he was sent for mental testing to a clinic.
As Malenkin had appealed for his personal presence, the court decided to postpone the meeting, the court press service told Itar-Tass.
The date for the consideration will be set later.
A district court in Yekaterinburg on January 20 prolonged the term of arrest of Malenkin for two months to March 22. The defendant asked to change it for home arrest or release him on bail, saying his children and parents who were seriously ill needed his help, while he was held in jail. Besides, the defense submitted to the court a number of positive character references from various organizations in favor of the defendant.
Yekaterinburg Mayor Yevgeny Roizman, the founder of the City without Drugs organization, was ready to assume responsibility to ensure Malenkin's appearance before investigators. The investigators, in turn, asked to prolong the arrest term, since Malenkin had been sought for a long time. If released, he could escape again. Besides, he is ordered to undergo psychiatric examination.
The warrant to arrest Malenkin was issued in November 2012, when he was declared wanted . He was arrested in November 2013. He is a defendant in the highly publicized case of illegal holding of patients and illegal buying and selling drugs.