Pussy Riot attorney to defend oppositionist Razvozzhayev
MOSCOW, October 25 - RAPSI. On Thursday, the Investigative Committee confirmed that Mark Feygin is authorized to defend oppositionist Leonid Razvozzhayev, Feygin told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com)
Feygin together with two other attorneys represented the Pussy Riot members, who were accused of disorderly conduct at the Christ the Savior Cathedral. Following the consideration of the case, two of the defendants were sentenced to two years in prison.
Feygin said that he will be defending Razvozzhayev, who was detained at the end of the last week as part of the case on May 6 riots at Bolotnaya Square and put into an investigative isolation ward.
"This morning I received documents from the investigators confirming my involvement in the case and also entitling me to access the Lefortovo isolation ward where my defendant is being kept," the attorney said.
On October 19, the Russian Investigative Committee placed Razvozzhayev on the federal wanted list. He was charged with organizing mass riots together with Left Front movement coordinator Sergei Udaltsov and his aide Konstantin Lebedev. The case against them was initiated after the film, "Anatomy of Protest 2," was shown on the NTV TV channel.
In Kiev, Razvozzhayev submitted an application for political asylum to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). He was kidnapped after leaving the office.
The Investigative Committee later reported that Razvozzhayev came to them of his own accord and said that he wanted to file an acknowledgment of guilt. Razvozzhayev described the circumstances surrounding the riots, as well as Sergei Udaltsov's, Konstantin Lebedev's, and other individuals' involvement in organizing the protests on May 6 on Bolotnaya Square.