Two suspects in May 6 riots investigation may get political asylum
MOSCOW, July 13 - RAPSI. Two participants in the March of Millions, which took place in Moscow on May 6 and ended with clashes with the police, may be granted political asylum abroad by July 26, the date scheduled for the next opposition rally in support of those involved in the case on mass riots, Kommersant newspaper reported on Friday.
The authorized rally on Bolotnaya Square in downtown Moscow ended with fights between participants and police officers. Dozens of people were injured and more than 400 demonstrators were detained. After May 6, the opposition continued its rallies in the form of "people's promenades."
Among those detained, the newspaper writes, was member of unregistered party The Other Russia, Alexander Dolmatov. He was said to have submitted a request on June 13 for political asylum in the Netherlands.
Additionally, the article claims that Solidarity activist Anastasia Rybachenko, whose flat was searched by Investigative Committee employees on Wednesday, has initiated consultations with lawyers in regard to obtaining asylum in Munich.