Russian court extended preventive measure for political prisoner Ivan Yatskin

October 14, 2020

On Tuesday, October 13, the Moscow City Court extended the term of detention of political prisoner Ivan Yatskin, who is accused of alleged high treason in the form of espionage. He will remain in jail until December 16, 2020. Lawyer Nikolai Polozov reported this via his Facebook page.

“The meeting was held behind closed doors due to the presence of state secrets in the materials submitted in support of the investigator's petition. In the open part of the court session, during the announcement of the operative part of the decision, the consul of Ukraine Dyryza could be present in the courtroom. The defense plans to appeal the decision of the Moscow City Court in the First Court of Appeal of General Jurisdiction”,- said the message.

We remind that at the beginning of December 2019, Russian security forces in the occupied Crimea detained Ivan Yatskin, a resident of Simferopol, on charges of alleged high treason. Subsequently, the man was transferred to Moscow. He was arrested until March 16, 2020. Ivan Yatskin's lawyer, Nikolai Polozov, signed a non-disclosure agreement in the so-called case.