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Moscow court to hear Adamov detention appeal

[JURIST] [JURIST Europe] The City Court has announced that it will hear an appeal from former Russian nuclear minister Yevgeny Adamov [Kommersant profile; JURIST news archive] concerning a lower court decision to extend his custody until April 12. Adamov's lawyer has challenged the lower court's decision as excessive and has said he will ask the court to release him on bail. was extradited from Switzerland [JURIST report] in December and Russian prosecutors claim that he represents a flight risk. Adamov is charged with fraud and abuse of office in and also has charges pending against him in the US, where he allegedly embezzled over $9 million (USD) from the US Department of Energy. Itar-Tass has local coverage.

D. Wes Rist is Bureau Chief for JURIST Europe, reporting European legal news from a European perspective. He is based in the UK.

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