The Tver court of Moscow extended the arrest of the architect from St.-Petersburg Sergey Akhmetov, who, according to investigators, he grabbed the shoulder straps of the police during a protest in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny two years ago in Moscow. About it “Interfax” the lawyer said Akhmetov Haji Aliyev.
“The court has satisfied the petition of the investigator Lebedev on the extension to my client’s arrest until may 23. We will appeal this decision as unfounded,” he said. He added that “the arguments of the defense by the court were not accepted.”
Akhmetov was arrested on November 22 last year. The consequence considers that on 18 July 2013, when Moscow hosted the rally in support of Navalny and entrepreneur Peter ofitserova, which the court of first instance issued a verdict in the case of Kirovec”, the architect grabbed the shoulder straps of a police officer and caused him physical pain. The case was initiated under part 1 of article 318 of the criminal code (violence against a representative of authorities not dangerous for life and health). Akhmetov denies any wrongdoing — according to him, this day he was in St. Petersburg. According to “Novaya Gazeta”, he argues that at this time communicated with my mother via Skype. Akhmetov, according to the publication, only pressed the button “go” on the promotions page in Facebook.
The party of protection asked to attach to the case the photo from the image Bank of the newspaper “Kommersant”, which depicts a man, adopted the consequence for Akhmetov, but the court refused to do so. Lawyer Sergei adamsin explained to “Interfax” that the defense also asked the investigators to conduct the examination on this photo. In addition, he noted that “the victim, as believes a consequence, have experienced pain, but when you grab the shoulder straps, the pain to experience the impossible.” “This affects the qualification: if the victim had not been hurt, no violence was not”, — said adamsin.
Investigators also are checking against Aliyev to the disclosure of the investigation. About it the lawyer previously told “the Media”. However, he stressed that he had not signed a document about confidentiality, and about the criminal liability he had not been warned.