The head of Committee of the Duma may consider in absentia arrest Ponomareva October 16

MOSCOW, October 12. The profile state Duma Committee on rules on October 13 to consider a request of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation about correspondence arrest of the Deputy from the faction “Fair Russia” Ilya Ponomareva. About this informed the head of the Committee Sergey Popov.

“Tomorrow we will consider the submission of the Prosecutor General correspondence about the arrest Ponomarev. We were invited to a meeting of representatives of the office”, he said. While Popov did not exclude that the question on the meeting of the state Duma may be made beginning on Friday, October 16. “According to regulations, Wednesday (15 October) we plan to put (the issue of in absentia arrest Ponomareva) to the Council (Duma), and on Friday (October 16) – the chamber. We will decide on the Committee,” concluded the leader.

As explained first Deputy Chairman of the lower house Committee on rules Nadezhda Gerasimova (United Russia), it is the request of the Prosecutor General on giving consent of the state Duma of the application against Ilya Ponomaryov of a measure of restraint in form of detention for execution of the judgment. “There is a judgment (the arrest in absentia). It was challenged, but the appeals court changed the decision of the court, it entered into force. Ponomarev is on the international wanted list, in case of detention the Prosecutor’s office must have the consent of the state Duma as a Deputy,” added the MP.

Another first Deputy Chairman of Committee on regulations Vladimir Pozdnyakov (CPRF) said in the lower house “is the representation of the public Prosecutor that when crossing the border to arrest Ponomarev. He gave his explanation”. According to the Deputy, the Committee will take a decision on submitting this issue for consideration by the Council of the Duma and the chamber. “The state Duma will have to give final approval,” said Pozdnyakov.

Ponomarev and it “SKOLKOVO”

The state Duma on April 7 deprived him of parliamentary immunity on the basis of materials of the Prosecutor General, and in June the UK opened a criminal case against him. The consequence incriminates to the parliamentarian aiding in the embezzlement of funds allocated for promotion developed by the Fund “SKOLKOVO” innovation, which accused the second defendant in the case – senior Vice President for development and commercialization “SKOLKOVO” Alexey Beltyukov. We are talking about paying $750 million (over 22 million) concluded in 2010 the agreement for scientific-research works and lectures.

On August 26 the Moscow city court has recognized lawful the absentee arrest of Ilya Ponomarev. Thus, the decision on correspondence arrest came into force. “The decision of the Basmanny court of Moscow about election concerning Ponomareva of a measure of restraint in form of detention in absentia to leave without change, the appeal complaint of protection without satisfaction”, – announced the judge. Ponomarev is currently declared in the international search.