MOSCOW, January 13 (RAPSI) – Attorney Dagir Khasavov charged with obstruction of justice on Monday lost an appeal against extension of his detention until January 16, RAPSI was told in the press service of the Moscow City Court.

The defendant stands charged with obstruction of justice and graft or compulsion of evidence or avoidance of giving testimony.

His prosecution is connected with a criminal case against Deputy Prime Minister of Russia’s Republic of Dagestan Rayudin Yusufov. According to investigators, he threatened a witness of prosecution on social media inducing him to change testimony in court.

Khasavov was arrested on September 17 in the building of Moscow’s Lefortovsky District Court.