New Bolotnaya case defendant detained in Moscow
MOSCOW, December 4 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny Disctrict Court has detained a new defendant in the Bolotnaya Square riots case until February 2, the court’s press-service representative told RAPSI on Friday.
Detained person, Dmitriy Buchenkov, is accused of participating in riots and attacking police officers.
Over 400 people were arrested and scores were injured in the authorized Bolotnaya Square protest that turned violent in May 2012. Dozens were later charged with inciting mass riots and battery against law enforcement officers.
Riot organizers Leonid Razvozzhayev and Sergei Udaltsov were sentenced to 4.5 years in prison each.
Other defendants in the case received prison terms ranging from suspended sentences to four years. Several defendants were pardoned; one is undergoing compulsory mental treatment.