17 May 2019 18:32

Court to decide on Abyzov arrest extension on May 23

MOSCOW. May 17 (Interfax) - Moscow's Basmanny district court will consider an investigator's request for a two-month extension of the arrest of the former Open Government minister, Mikhail Abyzov, charged with organizing a criminal group and massive fraud, next week, the court's press secretary Yunona Tsareva said.

"The hearing in regard to Abyzov is slated for noon, May 23," Tsareva said.

Arrest extensions for former CEO of Siberian Energy Company Alexander Pelipasov, Deputy General Director of Ru-Com Maxim Rusakov, former CEO of Regional Electrical Networks Sergei Ilyichev and Director for Economy and Finance at REMiS Galina Fraidenberg will be considered on May 21.

The investigators want all of the suspects to remain in custody for another two months.

Abyzov was held on March 26 and remanded in custody the following day.