Employees of the presenter and journalist Ksenia Sobchak were left behind bars.
The Moscow City Court left the former editor-in-chief of Tatler Arian Romanovsky and commercial director Ksenia Sobchak Kirill Sukhanov in jail. Previously, they requested a transfer to house arrest.
Today, after the next meeting, the Moscow City Court left Arian Romanovsky and Kirill Sukhanov in jail, who are being charged with extortion. The lawyers petitioned to change his preventive measure to a milder one – the journalist asked for house arrest, and Sobchak was ready to pay a bail of 11 million rubles for the employee, writes the Shot Telegram channel.
“I think the court had no reason to take me into custody. I did not obstruct the investigation. We don’t judge before. I do not agree with the accusation. Didn’t do any extortion. He did not publish information discrediting honor and dignity. I ask you to choose a less severe measure of restraint for me”, said Arian Romanovsky.
The court decision surprised and upset Ksenia Sobchak, who was waiting for a mitigation of the punishment. She did not come to court – there were only colleagues of young people. At the same time, the TV presenter followed the results of the meeting and, as soon as it ended, published a post on social networks.
“There was no reason not to release Kirill and Aryan under house arrest, no reason to keep them in jail. They certainly wouldn’t run away, they certainly wouldn’t interfere with the investigation. Kirill is cooperating with the investigation, they are ready to pay a huge bail for him. Why is this being done? It remains only to guess”, wrote Ksenia Sobchak.
She also thanked TV presenter Andrei Malakhov, who publicly supported Cyril. In addition, several large companies and prominent top managers vouched for Sukhanov and Romanovsky, but all this did not help.
Recall that both media managers are involved in the case of extortion – both Sukhanov and Romanovsky were detained and taken to a pre-trial detention center after the publication of a post about the head of Rostec, Sergei Chemezov. At that moment, Sobchak left the country.