Arrest extention of suspect in Putin's attempted assassination appealed
MOSCOW, October 24 - RAPSI, Diana Gutsul. Kazakh citizen Ilya Pyanzin, who is suspected of attempting to kill President Vladimir Putin, has disputed the ruling to extend his arrest, his attorney Magomed Khadisov told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Wednesday.
The Lefortovsky District Court in Moscow has ruled to extend his arrest until January 25.
Earlier, the attorney told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) that he is determined to not only dispute the ruling to extend the arrest, but also to file an application on closing the case, as he was allegedly pressured during the investigation.
In February, the Russian and Ukrainian security services reported that the suspects in the case had been arrested in Odessa.Pyanzin was extradited from Ukraine to Russia on August 27 and placed in the Lefortovsky isolation ward.
Pyanzin and fellow suspect Adam Osmayev allegedly planned to assassinate Putin after the presidential elections in March. They were arrested in Ukraine and charged with several crimes, including plotting to assassinate an official, organizing a terrorist act, storing weapons, and belonging to a terrorist organization. Both of them face up to 20 years in prisons.