Prosecutor requests arrest of the defendant in the case of the «Primorsky partisans» Kovtun

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The Prosecutor in the debate on the consequences of a guilty verdict in the case of the «Primorsky partisans», said a petition for custody of one of the defendants-Vadim Kovtun, who was under house arrest.

The court reviewed the episode with the robbery and murder of four people on September 27, 2009. On Tuesday, April 10, the jury in the third criminal case of the «Primorsky partisans» declared the defendants guilty. On Monday, the parties began discussing the consequences of the verdict.

«Along with the study of different materials, the state Prosecutor said in court a petition to change the measure of restraint Vadim Kovtun from bail to detention. There is a discussion of the petition,» said RIA Novosti the representative of the Prosecutor of the region.

The court went to the consultative room for consideration of including this petition. Adjourned to 10.00 am on the Tuesday. It is expected that following the hearing, the judge will announce the decision on the application.

At the end of June 2017 began the third examination of the case «partisans». The defendants Maxim Kirillov, Alexey Nikitin, Vadim Kovtun not pleaded guilty. Vladimir Ilyutikov and Alexander Kovtun, answering the question of guilt, referred to article 51 of the Constitution («no one is obliged to testify against himself»).

The Supreme court at the end of December 2016 quashed the acquittal in the case of a gang «seaside guerrillas», which received wide acclaim in Russia after a series of high-profile killings of policemen and civilians, as well as robberies, carjackings and attacks on police stations in the far East. In June 2010, in Ussuriysk during the capture of the «partisans» armed resistance, was wounded two policemen and two members of the group committed suicide.

At the end of July 2016 at the retrial, the jury rendered a verdict of acquittal. The court again addressed the episode on the murder of four people in the Kirovsky district of Primorye, coupled with the assault and theft of drugs and valuables of the dead. Considering the evidence of the prosecution are not convincing enough, the jury returned all five defendants not guilty verdict. Alexey Nikitin, Vadim Kovtun was released in the courtroom, and Alexander Kovtun, Vladimir Ilyutikov and Maxim Kirillov remained in detention they have to serve the sentence for the counts for which they were convicted earlier. Earlier, the court decided to take custody of Alexei Nikitin.

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