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Opposition activist blamed for coup attempt to remain under arrest

18:13 12/12/2012

MOSCOW, December 12 - RAPSI, Diana Gutsul. On Wednesday the Moscow Basmanny District Court extended the detention of oppositionist Leonid Razvozzhayev, the court spokesperson told RAPSI. Razvozzhayev was allegedly involved in preparing mass riots.

Under the court ruling, Razvozzhayev will remain in custody until April 1.

Thus the court upheld the investigators' motion to extend the ruling on the previous punitive measure.

On October 19, the Investigative Committee placed Razvozzhayev on the federal wanted list. He was charged with organizing public unrest together with Left Front movement coordinator Sergei Udaltsov and his aide Konstantin Lebedev. The case against them was initiated after the broadcast of the "Anatomy of Protest 2" documentary film on the NTV broadcasting network.

The film claimed that the opposition was organizing a coup using funds from abroad and showed Udaltsov and his companions allegedly talking with Targamadze, who at the time headed Georgia's Parliamentary Defense and Security Committee, and is said to have been involved in planning the "color" revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine, as well as the mass riots in Belarus.

Initially, Razvozzhayev gave a full confession. However, he later claimed that he had confessed under coercion and that he had been tortured.

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18:13 12/12/2012 On Wednesday the Moscow Basmanny District Court extended the detention of oppositionist Leonid Razvozzhayev, who was allegedly involved in preparing mass riots.
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