24 Oct 2019 11:40

Investigators seek arrest of human rights activist Mayakov, charged with large-scale fraud

MOSCOW. Oct 24 (Interfax) - Investigators are seeking the arrest of Andrei Mayakov, deputy head of the human rights organization Committee for Civil Rights, who was detained on suspicion of attempted fraud, Yulia Ivanova, a spokesperson for the Investigative Committee's Directorate for Moscow, said.

"Investigators are now seeking Mayakov's arrest," Ivanova told Interfax on Thursday.

Mayakov is charged with attempted large-scale fraud.

The investigators have searched the man's residence and the office of the Committee for Civil Rights, "where objects relevant to the case were seized" in connection with the investigation, she said.

Ivanova said on Wednesday investigators had detained Mayakov on suspicion of receiving from a convict 200,000 rubles for assistance with the revision of his sentence, saying criminal case had been opened.