Defendant in case on threats against Moscow judge put in detention for 2 months
MOSCOW, November 13 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court during a hearing behind closed doors on Wednesday ordered Alexey Veresov, a defendant in a case over murder threats against a Moscow City Court’s judge and extremism, to be detained until January 11, RAPSI reports from the court.
Investigators earlier petitioned for his detention for 2 months, while defense asked the court for a non-custodial measure of restraint.
Veresov stands charged with online public calls for extremism. He was earlier transported from the Udmurt Republic and questioned by investigators.
There is one more defendant in the case, Sergey Polovets, who is accused of murder threats against a judge. The Investigative Committee’s plans to file a motion for imposing a restrictive measure on him soon.
Moreover, on Wednesday, one more judge threat suspect Yevgeny Yerzunov was arrested at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport while attempting to flee to Italy.