Izmestev was arrested on January 16 in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, where he arrived on a flight from Geneva.
He denies claims he was involved in murder and says he was "abducted" by Russian security services.
Izmestev, a representative of the Republic of Bashkortostan, resigned from the Federation Council amid allegations he was involved in dubious business activities. He denies those allegations.
(RIA Novosti, ITAR-TASS)
Russia's Battle Against Corruption
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