The court extended the arrest of ex-Minister Abyzov

the Former Minister for Open government Mikhail Abyzov will remain in custody until March 26. This decision was made on January 22, the Basmanny court of Moscow.

Thus, the total period of detention Abyzova under arrest is already extended to 12 months.

In case of further extension of the former official measure, the petition must be submitted to a higher authority — the Moscow city court, reports TASS.

it is noted that in some cases, the time limit of detention for the accused of very serious crimes may be extended to 18 months.

March 26, extended the term of arrest for six other defendants in the criminal case.

the Former Minister is charged with forming a criminal community, money-laundering in especially large size, illegal business, fraud in especially large size.

Detained and arrested Abyzova in March 2019.

the investigation Period in this case extended to July 25.