Moscow court upholds house arrest for Russian media watchdog’s spokesperson
MOSCOW, October 25 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court has upheld house arrest for press secretary of Russia’s media watchdog (Roskomnadzor), Vadim Ampelonsky, charged with fraud, RAPSI correspondent reports from the courtroom on Wednesday.
The court dismissed an appeal filed by Ampelonsky against the ruling of Moscow’s Chertanovsky District Court. According to the defendant’s lawyer Sergey Sedakov, investigators presented no evidence that his client may flee or resume criminal activity. He also noted that Ampelonsky is ready to cooperate with investigators.
The spokesman is one of several defendants in the fraud case against Roskomnadzor officials. The court has earlier put the watchdog’s chief of staff Alexander Veselchakov and head of legal department Boris Yedidin under house arrest until November 7.