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Olga Zelenina’s lawyers intend to appeal court’s decision

11:52 | 23.08.2012 | Incidents

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Penza, 23 August 2012. PenzaNews. The lawyers intend to appeal the decision of Zyuzinsky Court of Moscow to keep Olga Zelenina, the head of the chemical-analytical laboratory of the Penza Scientific Research Institute of Agriculture, in custody until October 15. This was stated by Maria Bobachenko, the daughter of the detainee, on Thursday, August 23. “Today the lawyers intend to lodge an appeal. Then within ten days it will be considered. But, according to the lawyers, it’s a grim prospect, because the investigators do not believe in the authenticity of signatures on petitions, gathered in defense of my mother,” Maria Bobachenko explained.

Olga Zelenina’s lawyers intend to appeal court’s decision

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She also noted that Olga Zelenina was daily subjected to many hours of interrogation.

“Mother is questioned until 2 am, which is exhausting for a sick person. She has nothing to hide, so I do not understand the meaning of these interrogations. Visits by her relatives are not allowed. The situation is stupid,” she said.

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.

On August 20, Zyuzinsky Court of Moscow granted the request of the investigator of Russian Federal Drug Control Service to take Olga Zelenina into custody until October 15.

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