Third suspect in Biryulyovo unrest case remanded into custody
Another two people, Timur Musikayev and Artyom Novikov, were taken into custody on October 17 as part of the investigation into those events.
The Biryulyovo district in southern Moscow was swept by mass riots following the murder of ethnic Russian man Yegor Shcherbakov on October 10.
Several hundred people were detained following clashes between local residents angered by Shcherbakov's murder and police outside the Biryuza shopping center and a nearby vegetable warehouse.
Most of these people were subsequently released. Native of Azerbaijan Orkhan Zeynalov, who is suspected of stabbing Shcherbakov to death, was detained in Kolomna outside Moscow on October 15.
He was remanded into custody by Moscow's Presnensky District Court until December 10.
Azerbaijani Murder Suspect Orkhan Zeynalov has denied he killed Russian citizen Egor Sherbakov. Earlier the alleged murderer admitted his guilt. He asked to be released on bail though did not specify the amount of money he is ready to offer. The crime triggered riots in Moscow on October 12.
The investigator asked for Zeynalov to be taken into police custody because he does not live at the place where he is registered to live in Moscow and may hide from the investigators and the court. He also does not work and does not have a permanent income. "Zeynalov is charged with an especially grave crime and poses a threat to the public," the investigator said.
The prosecutor asked the court to back the investigator's request. "If released Zeynalov may continue engaging in criminal activities, hide from the investigators, and threaten witnesses. I believe that a softer measure of restraint can't be chosen," the prosecutor said.
The defense lawyers had asked the court to postpone the discussion of the investigator's request by 72 hours.
Zeynalov has asked to be released on bail.
Reports said earlier that a 25 year-old Muscovite, Yegor Shcherbakov, was killed in southern Moscow, when he was returning home with his girlfriend on October 10. The couple was approached by an unidentified man, who stabbed Shcherbakov following an argument. The young man died on the spot and the assailant fled the scene.
The murder sparked protests in the neighborhood.
The murderer has been identified as Orkhan Zeynalov, a native of Azerbaijan.
Investigators probing the murder of Yegor Shcherbakov, who was stabbed in the early hours of October 10, triggering massive anti-migrant riots in Moscow’s southern Biryulyovo neighbourhood, have said the North Caucasian-born suspect has admitted to stabbing the young Muscovite.
Police have said Orkhan Zeynalov had given evidence on the circumstances surrounding the attack and admitted that he had dealt the killing blow.
"Zeynalov disclosed the details of the murder during his interrogation and said he stabbed Yegor Shcherbakov to death with a knife on Vostryakovsky Proyezd early in the morning of October 10," Markin said on Wednesday.
Investigation Committee’s spokesman Vladimir Markin said Zeynalov was a convicted offender who spent a year in jail in 2011 after the Naginsky court in Moscow charged him breaking traffic rules.
Following his release, Zenalov worked illegally as a self-employed taxi driver.
Markin said they were considering whether to place the suspect in prison.
Orkhan Zeynalov, who police have named suspect in the murder of a young man in the south of Moscow, was arrested on Tuesday night and unofficially admitted that he is guilty, states press service of the MIA.
"During the arrest Zeynalov resisted, but no one got hurt. During the conversations with an officer of the criminal investigation department he admitted his guilt," said the source. On the night of October 10 in Biryulevo (south of Moscow) young man was killed, the murderer dissappeared.
On Tuesday afternoon, the suspect was identified, he turned out to be Zeynalov. The same evening he was arrested in Moscow region and then taken to Moscow.
Man suspected of killing Byryulevo resident Egor Shcherbakov offered resistance during his detention, policemen were not hurt, Russia Interior Ministry states.
Orkhan Zeinalov, the man suspected of killing Yegor Shcherbakov, a resident of the Moscow neighborhood of Biryulyovo, offered resistance to policemen while detaining him in Kolomna outside Moscow on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry told Interfax.
"Zeynalov offered resistance during his detention, but the policemen involved in the operation were not hurt," it said.
The suspected perpetrator of last week's murder of Yegor Shcherbakov in Moscow's Biryulyovo district has been detained for 48 hours but investigators are planning to appeal on Wednesday for a longer detention term, the Russian Investigative Committee's chief spokesman said on Tuesday.
Depending on the results of a planned interrogation, the suspect and witnesses who have been interrogated already might be brought together in the same questioning session, the spokesman, Vladimir Markin, told Interfax.
The suspected killer of a Muscovite in southern Moscow has been detained in the town of Kolomna near Moscow, said the Russian Interior Ministry's press center.
"Orkhan Zeynalov, who is suspected of killing Muscovite Yegor Shcherbakov in the Biryulyovo district of Moscow, has been detained in the town of Kolomna outside Moscow in an operation assisted by a special police force," the press center said.
He is being transported to Moscow, it said.
"Zeynalov will be immediately taken to the Investigative Committee's Moscow department shortly," said Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin.
The suspect has been detained for 48 hours but investigators are planning to appeal on Wednesday for a longer detention term, the Russian Investigative Committee's chief spokesman said.
Depending on the results of a planned interrogation, the suspect and witnesses who have been interrogated already might be brought together in the same questioning session, said Markin.
Voice of Russia, RIA, Interfax