Retired colonel to remain under arrest on terrorism charges
MOSCOW, June 21 - RAPSI. The Moscow City Court extended on Thursday until August 21 the arrest of retired Col. Vladimir Kvachkov who is charged with aiding and abetting terrorism and attempted mutiny, the courts press service reports. Kvachkov previously worked at the Main Intelligence Directorate.
On December 22, 2010, the Supreme Court upheld the second acquittal of Kvachkov and other defendants in the case of the attempted assassination of former United Energy System head Anatoly Chubais in 2005. Nevertheless, the next day the Moscow Lefortovo District Court issued another arrest warrant for the colonel under a new case. It opened on the day of his arrest and is classified.
The new charges carry a maximum punishment of 20 years.
Kvachkov has not admitted to the crime.
According to Kvachkov, he has been accused of preparing a group of recruits from his People's Liberation Front of Russia armed with crossbows to organize a coup detat.