The court extended for six months the arrest of the historian Sokolov

Protection of historian Oleg Sokolov, accused in the murder and dismemberment of PhD student, attempted to obtain the transfer of the ex-Professor from jail under house arrest. The court denied the petition, reports the United press service of ships of the Northern capital.

the Prosecutor General’s office approved the indictment in the case of the historian Sokolov

Today in the Oktyabrsky district court of St. Petersburg has started consideration of the case of the historian. The only issue that was discussed at the meeting was the detention Sokolov.

the ex-associate is now in a Moscow jail “Butyrka”. In the meeting, he participated via video link.

the Lawyer of Sokolov at the meeting suggested letting go of the historian under house arrest. Pachev said that the historian is elderly, and his parents need help, especially on the backdrop of the spread of coronavirus infection. On this basis, he invited Sokolov to change the measure of restraint.

the Public Prosecutor disagreed with these arguments, citing the fact that the parents Sokolova are witnesses in the case.

the Period of detention Sokolov extended until September 23. And on April 9, assigned to the first consideration of the merits of this high profile case.