Federal Drug Control Agency unexpectedly decides not to extend custody of seriously ill Margarita Charykova

posted 5 Apr 2013, 01:29 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 5 Apr 2013, 01:31 ]
3 April 2013 

Source: HRO.org (info
On 4 April at 2:00 pm the Savyolovsky District Court of Moscow was due to consider a motion filed by the investigation team to extend the detention in custody of Margarita Charykova, 25. However, today the Federal Drug Control Agency unexpectedly withdrew its own motion. This news was reported by the Agora Human Rights Association, quoting lawyer Svetlana Sidorkina, who, at the request of Agora, is representing the interests of Margarita Charykova. Meanwhile, Charykova's period of detention is due to expire on 12 April. [Read more]