Today’s decision by the Basmanniy Court to prolong the pre-trial detentions of Maxim Vladimirov and Philippe Delpal was unfounded. Messrs Avetisyan and Yusupov continue to abuse the Russian legal system as they cynically deflect attention away from what amounts to nothing more than theft, while keeping locked up the very people who are best placed to expose their lies and deceit. Michael Calvey provided a detailed account of the transaction at the centre of this case in court yesterday. The real reason behind the criminal case is becoming increasingly clear to a growing number of people: it is part of the plan to take over Bank Vostochny by any means necessary. We are confident that justice will prevail and we will not stop until we have achieved just that.
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