Appeal against ex-governor's house arrest to be heard on September 23
MOSCOW, September 21 - RAPSI, Diana Gutsul. The court postponed on Wednesday until September 23 its hearing of an appeal filed by a former governor charged with large-scale bribe-taking against his house arrest, his attorney told the Russian Legal Information Agency. (RAPSI).
The hearing was postponed because of the prosecutor's absence from court.
The governor's attorney, Vladimir Zherebenkov, also said he is contemplating changes to the appeal.
"We are inclined to give up the appeal against the house arrest, but we are determined to secure the removal of restrictions against the governor's right to communication," the attorney said.
The Basmanny District Court has ruled that former Tula Governor Vyacheslav Dudka will be under house arrest in the Khomyakovo village in the Tula Region. He is not allowed to leave his place of residence, communicate with the other suspects in the case, receive correspondence, talk using any means of communications, including the Internet, or make statements to the media.
Dudka, along with the head of the Tula Regional Property and Land Department, granted a 2.5 hectare land plot to a company for the construction of a superstore in exchange for a 40 million ruble ($1.4 million) bribe in spring 2010, according to investigators.