Case of suspect in Putin's attempted assassination filed to Odessa court
KIEV, November 22 - RAPSI. The criminal case against Adam Osmayev, suspected of plotting President Vladimir Putin's assassination, has been submitted to the Odessa Primorsky District Court, the court told RIA Novosti.
The court was unable to state when it will start to consider the case.
In February, the Russian and Ukrainian security services reported the arrest of two suspects in the case. Adam Osmayev, who was born in Chechnya, was on an international wanted list and was wanted by the law enforcement authorities since 2008.
Osmayev and fellow suspect Kazakh resident Ilya Pyanzin 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 being members of a terrorist organization. Both of them face up to 20 years in prison.
Pyanzin was extradited from Ukraine to Russia on August 27 and taken to the Lefortovsky isolation ward.
The Odessa Regional Appeals Court dismissed Osmayev's appeal against his extradition and upheld the decision by the Prosecutor General's Office to have him transferred to Russia.
However, Osmayev submitted an application to the ECHR, which in turn advised Ukraine to suspend the extradition proceedings.
According to Ukrainian prosecutors, the ruling was forwarded by diplomatic mail. The court accepted Osmayev's application and granted him the status of an individual challenging a local court ruling.