“Chechen Ilayev will be soon released from the Kharkov remand prison” – lawyer

The Chechen Amkhad Ilayev, who was arrested by the Ukrainian police in March at the request of the Russian special services, will be released from the remand prison in Kharkov on the night from Sunday to Monday, April 22. Ilayev’s attorney Lyudmila Mezentseva expressed confidence that her client would be released upon expiration of the term of his temporary arrest. According to her, the decision on the motion of the defense to release Ilayev was being considered by the Oktyabrsky District Court of Kharkov on April 19 for several hours, however, the court could not make a decision and postponed its announcement until April 27. “Postponed to April 27, and the period of detention expires at midnight on April 22 so he will be released,” – said Mrs. Mezentseva to the VAYFOND correspondent. She explained this court decision with the fact that part of the documents substantiating the motion to release were in Russian, and some – in Ukrainian, which Ilayev does not speak. “A translator was needed, for whom it would take four or five working days to complete this work, he said,” added Mezentseva.