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Russia court denies Adamov request for bail

[JURIST] The Moscow City Court has denied a petition for release [JURIST report] by former Russian nuclear minister Yevgeny Adamov [Kommersant profile; JURIST news archive], ruling that he will remain in custody until April 12. , who is charged with fraud and power abuse by both Russian and US prosecutors, cited health reasons for his requested release. The former atomic energy minister was detained [JURIST report] last year in Switzerland by request of the US Justice Department [official website] on charges that Adamov appropriated $9 million given to by the US Department of Energy for nuclear security improvements. Russia also brought charges against him and Adamov was extradited from Switzerland [JURIST report] to Russia last December. From Russia, MosNews has local coverage.

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