The Basmanny district court of Moscow chose a measure of restraint to the Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev, the detainee on suspicion in receiving a bribe in the amount of two million dollars, in the form of house arrest for two months. Earlier, the lawyers of the head of Department asked the court to elect their client a measure of restraint in the form of recognizance not to leave, “not to destabilize the economy of Russia”.
“The court decided to choose a measure of restraint in the form of house arrest at the place of residence for a period of two months, until January 15. With the restriction to go beyond the dwelling without the permission of the investigation, to communicate with people, with the exception of the investigator and relatives, to send emails, to use the means of communication and the Internet,” announced by the judge Artur Karpov (quoted by “the Media”).
According to the judge, represented by a consequence of materials are sufficient for criminal prosecution. Karpov took into account age, family status, characteristics and occupation of the accused, but to make walks and visit the doctor, as requested by the lawyer, the Minister, was not allowed.
– Putin sent the speaker to resign in connection with loss of trust
– Medvedev has appointed acting Minister of economic development Ulyukayev instead
– The speaker, refusing to testify, did not plead guilty to receiving a bribe
– The company “Rosneft”, at the office, which received a bribe to the Minister of economic development Ulyukayev, the investigation is not interested in
Explaining his decision, the judge carp said that he has reason to believe that the Minister Ulyukayev will abscond or hinder the investigation. Protection of the head of Ministry of economic development, meanwhile, has announced that it intends to appeal the decision, reports TASS.
In this opening session, the judge asked the speaker to indicate whether he suffers from any diseases. The Minister replied in the affirmative, calling the atherosclerosis and hypertension, writes “Kommersant”. Also, the defendant stated that his custody of two minor children and parents are 84 and 85 years.
Employees of criminal-Executive inspection (UII) of the FPS in Moscow will put on placed under house arrest speaker of the electronic bracelet and explain to him the rights and responsibilities, has informed Agency a source familiar with the situation.
“After the staff of criminal-Executive inspection will receive the judge’s ruling, a certified blue print, they will explain rights and obligations in accordance with the imposed court restrictions. Thereafter, at the address designated in the court order, will be installed equipment for control and supervision, with which the inspectors will carry out control”, – explained to journalists.
In addition, the UII would be at least two times a week to visit placed under house arrest, and to deliver it to the service vehicles to the investigator and to the court. In any case, placed under house arrest is the right to call the ambulance service, the police and the criminal-Executive inspection, the right to more communication and phone calls is determined by the judge’s ruling.
Medvedev: what happened is beyond my comprehension
November 15, speaking at a meeting of the faction “United Russia”, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev commented on the criminal case against the speaker. “This is a grave event for the government and for the government. What happened is beyond my understanding. Yesterday I discussed this topic with the President of the country. He has the same opinion”, – said the head of the Cabinet (quoted by “Interfax”).
However, as Medvedev stressed, “the framework established by current law, should be carried out as a thorough investigation of the incident”. “Mean all the basic procedural principles and the decision-making system in criminal law and criminal procedure areas,” he added.
“From this history, of these stories should be a single indisputable conclusion, it is very important for our country, given its traditions. None of the authorities: neither the Minister, and the Deputy, neither the Governor nor any other public servant – has no immunity in corruption crimes,” – said Medvedev (quoted by TASS).
The Prime Minister said that all officials, including senior officials “can be prosecuted for such offenses.” “Of course, if their fault established by a legally effective court decision”, – he added. Medvedev recalled that it was also necessary to continue work on improving anti-corruption legislation.
In the UK there is strong evidence of guilt Ulyukayev
Official representative of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Svetlana Petrenko said there was substantial evidence in the case of the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev.
“If to speak dry language of a criminal process, the Committee already has a number of tangible evidence, including the materials of operative-investigative activities, audio and video recordings, witness statements, recorded in accordance with the requirements of the law, but have not been disclosed in the interests of the investigation”, – she said.
Moreover, said Petrenko, submissions to the investigation, the Prosecutor’s office checked and accepted by the court. In the UK, was not surprised of the position of the advocates of the speaker, denying all the accusations against their client.
“The statement of lawyers of innocence Alexei Ulyukayev to the extended SC charges is the expected version. Protection not original, claiming provocation even in the presence of specific traces on the fingers of the person involved,” said Petrenko.
The Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev was arrested on Monday while accepting a bribe of 2 million dollars for issued a positive assessment of the Department, which allowed Rosneft to buy back the state of 50.08% of shares of “Bashneft”. According to investigators, the speaker, extorting bribes, threatened the representatives of “Rosneft”. In the UK noted that questions to the transaction for the sale of shares of “Bashneft” company “Rosneft” in investigation no.