Today, on February 16, the Kyiv district court has prolonged the term of arrest for defendant in the «diversionists’ case» Redvan Suleimanov till March 20. Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov has informed this in a comment for QirimInfo.
According to the lawyer, the investigation of Suleimanov’s case is to be completed in mid-March, after which he will be officially charged and the trial in merits will start.
«Today, when they prolonged the arrest, I told them this case was not in the court’s competence – his [Suleimanov’s] crime is considered a medium-gravity one. In accordance with the Criminal and Procedural Code of the Russian Federation, if the detention in remand exceeds the time limit[six months], the case should be considered by the Supreme Court,» – Kurbedinov has told.
Important to note, on January 28 the Supreme Court of the Crimea prolonged the term of arrest for Suleimanov till February 28. Suleimanov was arrested in the Simferopol airport on July 30, 2016. He is charged with complicity in the false report about the terrorist attack under Part 2 of Article 207 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, involving up to five years of imprisonment.