ICR General Nikandrov complained of hunger in jail
The Lefortovo court of Moscow is now to decide whether to remand Moscow MID ICR First Deputy Head Denis Nikandrov, suspected of receiving a large bribe from people of kingpin Shakro Molodoy.
As Ren TV reported, after the court hearing, Nikandrov complained to reporters that he was not fed for 10 hours, which he regarded as torture.
According Nikandrov, because of hunger he had a headache and he could not fully protect his rights in court. Earlier, General Nikandrov complained to human rights defenders on the sharply deteriorating of eyesight that "did not allow him to learn case materials."
TASS noted that the investigation seeks to extend the term of Nikandrov's detention for three months. Earlier, the court extended the detention for up to 19 March for two other persons involved in cases of bribery by Shakro Molodoy - high-ranking ICR officers Mikhail Maksimenko and his deputy Alexander Lamonov.
For several days now, the minds of the public in St. Petersburg are occupied with one piece of news – Lieutenant-General Umnov, head of the Main Directorate of the MIA for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, leaves his post and sets off for a promotion to Moscow. Sergey Umnov is allegedly designated for the position of deputy minister of the MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev. However, on the sidelines of the ministry they expect not a promotion for the Petersburg general, but an honorable resignation with the consequent loss of political weight.