Opposition activist charged with organizing riots - lawyer
MOSCOW, June 19 (RAPSI) - Investigators have brought finalized charges against opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev. The accusations now include organizing riots on May 6, 2012, lawyer Dmitry Agranovsky told RAPSI on Wednesday.
Previously, he was charged with plotting riots, Agranovsky said.
"During the investigation, he was charged with attempting to commit a crime," the lawyer said. "Now, they accused him of organizing riots involving violence, arson, the destruction of property, and the use of fire arms, explosives and bombs. Other charges include armed resistance to representatives of authority under Part 1 of Article 212 of the Criminal Code."
This article stipulates a prison term of up to 10 years.
The finalized charges include illegally crossing the state border under Part 1 of Article 322.
Razvozzhayev and other opposition figures were involved in the case concerning the planning of mass riots, which was initiated after the "Anatomy of Protest 2" film was shown on the NTV channel.
The filmmakers claimed that the opposition was preparing a coup financed from abroad.