Russian senator’s detention extended, Moscow urges his release

 Russian senator’s detention extended, Moscow urges his release

The judge extended the detention term for Russian senator Suleiman Kerimov for 24 hours more yesterday. Russia urges his release, Chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s Committee for Foreign Affairs Konstantin Kosachev said.

"Yesterday evening the local judge extended Kerimov’s detention term for one more day. We expect pre-trial restrictions to be determined. We insist on his release," TASS cited Kosachev as saying.

The senator earlier said that he is in direct contact with the Russian Foreign Ministry on Kerimov’s detention. All necessary measures are being taken to release the senator arrested in Nice by diplomats in Moscow and Paris.

The Federation Council member Suleiman Karimov had been arrested by French police in Nice’s airport yesterday. He was taken to a police station. The detention is connected with an investigation into the tax evasion case.

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