The military court rejected the appeal of the accused in the treason of the FSB

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Officers of the Center for information security of the FSB and a member of “Kaspersky Lab”, which is accused of treason, complained to the military court of irregularities in the extension of the arrest. The court rejected the complaint of the defendants in the criminal case

Complaints to the Moscow district military court filed a FSB Colonel, Deputy head of the Center for information security (CIB) of the intelligence service Sergey Mikhailov, major, senior officer of the 2nd operational Department of the CDC and former hacker Dmitry Dokuchaev, head of Department of investigation of computer incidents “Kaspersky Lab” Ruslan Stoyanov, follows from the materials of the court that was read by RBC. All defendants charged with treason (article 275 of the criminal code).

They were arrested in early December 2016. In a press-service of the Moscow city court RBC reported that none of the district courts of the capital did not take a decision on detention, and were referred to military courts, since we are talking about employees of counterintelligence. Representatives of military authorities in a conversation with RBC also argued that in these courts the materials Mihaylov, Stoyanov and Dokuchaev were reported. “The new newspaper” earlier wrote that the arrests took place in the Moscow garrison military court. The interlocutor of RBC familiar with the case, said that the details of the arrest and subsequent trial are not disclosed in the interests of the investigation.

In early February the court for a few more months left of FSB officers and an employee of “Laboratory of Kaspersky” in the detention center “Lefortovo”. After that, all three appealed to the Moscow district military court complaints: Mikhailov filed the appeal on February 6, Stoyanov — February 13, Dokuchaev — 14 Feb. They complained of a violation of article “detention” Criminal procedure code (article 109 of the CCP).

In the article, specifically says that the consequence has to go to court with the petition for prolongation of a preventive measure no later than one week before the expiry of the arrest, and the judge shall consider the appeal no later than five days after its receipt. For violation of this rule and drew the attention of the defendants. The relevant meeting took place from 15 to 17 February. Judge Vadim Krasnov, Aleksey Grinev Yuri Zhitnikov (it is known that considers the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov) dismissed the complaint, it follows from the court.

The case against Stoyanov, Mikhailov and Dokuchaev conducted by the Investigation Department of the FSB. What is imputed to the accused, unknown: in the secret service until now never officially commented on the circumstances of this prosecution. “Novaya Gazeta” noted that Mikhailov came in sight of the colleagues after the United States suspected the owner of the King Servers company Vladimir Fomenko in the cyber attack on the election system in the States of Arizona and Illinois. Sources of “Novaya Gazeta” argued that American intelligence agencies have received this information from Mikhailov. The interlocutor of RBC familiar with the process, told that the materials referred to the United States, but “it is not the only foreign country from appearing in the case”.

Mikhailov was the curator of the hacker group “Humpty Dumpty” wrote “Rosbalt”. In this case arrested the alleged leader of hacker Vladimir Anikeev and Alexander Filinov and Konstantin Teplyakov. They are accused of illegal access to computer information, committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy (part 3 of article 272 of the criminal code). The group involved in selling hacked information from mobile devices and email accounts of Russian politicians and businessmen. Victims of “Humpty Dumpty” became, for example, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the chief editor of the Life channel Aram Gabrelyanov, however, the victim in the case is recognized as the only head of the Directorate for project management in the sphere of housing and communal services of Sberbank Evgeny Kislyakov.

Anikeev testifying, his lawyer Ruslan Koblev does not exclude that the leader of the “Humpty Dumpty” will make a deal with the investigation. Owls, who before his arrest worked at MTS, says that is not relevant to the group. Another alleged accomplice, Alexander Glazastik, is now in Estonia, where he intends to ask for political asylum. Glazastik gave several interviews in which he said that in the summer of 2016 the hackers appeared curator of the FSB.

Other than breaking and treason are now investigating the case of bribery against the Deputy head of CDC FSB Dmitry Pravikov. Two of the interlocutor of RBC, close to the leadership of the FSB, said that criminal prosecution of officers of secret services connected including with the opposition inside the intelligence between the information security Center and the Center for information security and special communication FSB.

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