Court orders medical treatment for Bolotnaya Square protester Kosenko
MOSCOW, January 23 (RAPSI, Olga Siverkina) - Moscow's Nagatinsky District Court extended compulsory outpatient treatment to Mikhail Kosenko who was found guilty of participating in the Bolotnaya Square riots on May 6, 2012, and of using of violence against the police, RAPSI reports from courtroom on Friday.
Earlier, as ruled by the Chekhovsky Court in the Moscow Region, Kosenko’s treatment was changed from inpatient to outpatient. Now he must from time to time visit a doctor at his place of residence in Moscow.
After the hearing, the lawyer announced that he will not appeal the court ruling. Also, the court will review the decision every six months.
Over 400 people were arrested and scores injured in the Bolotnaya Square protest that turned violent in May 2012. Dozens were later charged with inciting riots and using violence against law enforcement officers.
In October 2013, the Zamoskvoretsky District Court of Moscow found Kosenko guilty of participating in the riots and of battery against the police.
However, he was released from liability due to a mental illness and obliged to undergo treatment at a mental institution. The Moscow City Court confirmed the validity of the verdict.