Colonel Maksimenko followed since 2015
The gray eminence of the Investigative Committee had more influence than Bastrykin’s deputies and kept the personal control on dozens important criminal cases.
The Moscow City Court uphold the decision of the Lefortovo court to extend the detention of the BIA ICR Head Mikhail Maksimenko until December, 19th.
The surveillance on the BIA ICR Head Mikhail Maksimenko was conducted from December 23, 2015, Maksimenko’s lawyer told to the court, where the complaint on the extension of the arrest was considered. The information about the carrying out of operatively-search actions against Maksimenko by order of a judge of the Supreme Court is in the case files. However, there is no the very decision of the judge, the lawyer said.
Recall that Mikhail Maksimenko, according to the FSB operatives, was a highly influential figure in the ICR, the right hand of the Head of the ICR Alexander Bastrykin. Maksimenko possessed greater authority than immediate Bastrykin’s deputies, he personally supervised the investigation of many important criminal cases.
On July 19th the Lefortovo court of Moscow extended the arrest of three senior officers of the ICR - the first Deputy Head of the Main Investigations Directorate for the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Denis Nikandrov, the Head of the Main Directorate for Interdepartmental Liaison and Internal Security of the ICR Mikhail Maksimenko and his Deputy Alexander Lamonov, who are suspected of bribe-taking on an especially large scale, - firstly, until September 15th, and then - until December, 19th.
Last week, the entire world has celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Internet. In the meantime, the Russian legislators have adopted new laws restricting the development of the Russian-speaking segment of the world wide web. The 'fake news' and 'internet insults' laws adopted under the pretext of protecting the society from manipulations and threat, including external ones, violate the Constitution and some federal laws in relation to the right to search for, obtain, and use information. Furthermore, the bill on ‘sovereign Internet’ passed in the first reading by the State Duma leads us directly to self-isolation.