ICR: Rights defender Nabiullin tried to delete conversations in messengers after detention
An investigation representative said this in court when a preventive measure for the Public Monitoring Commission member was elected.
A member of the Public Monitoring Commission (PMC) Denis Nabiullin tried to clear chat history in messengers after being detained. An investigation representative said this during the hearing.
To recall, the rights defender was detained in a Moscow café. Law enforcers charge him with swindling on a large scale. The ICR believes Nabiullin had sought to receive 29 million rubles ($490 thousand) from an arrestee, promising to assist him in getting released from a pre-trial detention center.
The court found the investigation’s arguments convincing and sent Nabiullin to pre-trial detention until February 6.
In turn, commenting on the situation, the PMC said that there are gross violations in the trial. In particular, Nabiullin has not been allowed to see his lawyer, and his interests in the court have been represented by an unknown defense counsel.
According to Nabiullin himself, one of the arrestees had indeed asked for his help him, claiming that detention in a remand prison was contraindicative to his health due to an illness. Nabiullin agreed to meet with his representative, however, the latter showed up for the meeting carrying a package full of money – there was about $20 thousand and 480 thousand “rag money.”