Accused in Moscow riots case appeals to European Court
MOSCOW, September 26 - RAPSI, Irina Tumilovich. An accused in the December riots case has appealed to the European Court of Human rights against his arrest, his defense attorney told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) on Monday.
The accused is seeking 100,000 euros from Russia for violating the European Convention on Human Rights, his attorney said.
According to investigators, as many as 5,000 football fans and nationalists rioted on December 11, 2010 in downtown Moscow following a rally commemorating FC Spartak fan Yegor Sviridov, who was shot dead on December 6, 2010. Thirty-two people were injured in the riots.
Law enforcement authorities opened dozens of criminal proceedings against rioters. A separate case was opened over assaults on police officers.