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Olga Zelenina to be kept in custody until October 15

09:26 | 21.08.2012 | Incidents


Moscow, 21 August 2012. PenzaNews. Zyuzinsky Court of Moscow granted the request of the investigator of Russian Federal Drug Control Service to take Olga Zelenina, the head of the chemical-analytical laboratory of the Penza Scientific Research Institute of Agriculture, into custody. The corresponding decision was made on Monday, August 20. “The trial lasted more than eight hours and ended at about 23.30. Under the court decision, Olga Zelenina will be kept in custody until October 15,” said the lawyer Natalia Andreeva in an interview with news agency “PenzaNews.”

Olga Zelenina to be kept in custody until October 15

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She added that Olga Zelenina is suspected of providing deliberately misleading expert opinions in the context of criminal cases related to food poppy.

As reported earlier, on Wednesday, August 15, several people (some of them were masked and had weapons) raided the house of the expert Olga Zelenina. Later she was arrested for 48 hours in Lunino, the Penza region.

The whole day the family of Olga Zelenina did not have any information about her location and sent a statement to the police.

On Thursday night, August 16 under guard, Olga Zelenina was taken to Moscow hospital No. 40 with a diagnosis of angina pectoris.

According to preliminary information, the health of the detainee deteriorated after lengthy interrogations that were conducted first in Penza, and then in Moscow.

On Friday, August 17, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, Vladimir Lukin gave a personal surety for Olga Zelenina.

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