Moscow courts were allowed to extend the arrest without the participation of the accused

As reported by correspondent “RG” the official representative of Moscow city court Ulyana Solopova, pursuant to part 13 of article 109 of the code of criminal procedure, the court to consider the petition for prolongation of term of detention in his absence is not allowed, with the exception of the circumstances excluding possibility of a habeas corpus. According to Solopova, in this case this is due to the epidemiological situation in Moscow. However, the official representative of the Moscow city court stressed that even in these circumstances, the participation of defence counsel of the accused at the hearing is mandatory.

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According to the “RG” similar measures introduced in the courts of Moscow region, where, because of coronavirus in the courts ceased to deliver under arrest in jail for the solution of the question of extending the measure.

As previously reported in the press service of the FSIN of Russia, a new detention will only be sent to SIZO-7, removal of prisoners to the courts and investigative actions suspended the ban for lawyers and investigators to visit detention facilities, as well as a suspended reception of parcels.