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Moscow court extended arrest of Crimean “saboteur” Zahtey for three months
20:36, 5 December 2016
Moscow court extended arrest of Crimean “saboteur” Zahtey for three months

Defence of Zahtey intends to lodge a complaint on the arrest in the European Court of Human Rights

20:36, 5 December 2016

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Lefortovo Moscow court has extended the arrest of Ukrainian "saboteur" Andriy Zahtey for three months. He is suspected in the alleged preparation of acts of terrorism and sabotage in the occupied Crimea, "TASS" reported.

"The court decided to satisfy the request of the investigation and extend preventive measure against Zahtey in the form of detention until March 7, 2017,” the judge announced the decision of the Lefortovo Moscow court.

Related: Another 2 "Ukrainian saboteurs" detained in Crimea

It was also reported that Zahtey protection intends to lodge a complaint on the arrest in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

"I represent the interests of Zahtey in the ECHR, I signed an agreement with his parents.  We will file a complaint against the detention,” the lawyer said. He also claimed that Zahtey does not confirm his confession.

Related: Russian FSB and “Crimean saboteurs:” details of the case

"In fact, there is confession on the case. But his current position is not to confirm it,” Novikov said.

Earlier, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation claimed to have detained Ukrainian saboteurs in Crimea. Russia says that Ukrainian diversionary group planned terrorist acts in occupied Crimea, Evgeny Panov was allegedly the leader of the group.

Related: Turchynov about “Ukrainian saboteurs” arrests: cynicism and moronity mixture

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