Kokorin brothers challenge detention in high-profile hooliganism case
MOSCOW, October 15 (RAPSI) – Zenit St. Petersburg football club’s star Alexander Kokorin and his brother Kirill appealed their detention as part of a high-profile criminal case over hooliganism, the press-service of the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow told RAPSI on Monday.
Krasnodar football club player Pavel Mamayev and coach Alexander Protasovitsky appealed their detention as well.
The Moscow City Court will hear all the appeals on October 19.
On October 11, the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow ruled to detain Mamayev and Kokorin until December 8. Kokorin’s brother Kirill and Protasovitsky were also detained last week.
Allegedly, they initiated two fights in central Moscow in the early morning of October 11. According to the police, a driver of a Russian TV journalist received a nose fracture during a first incident on a street in central Moscow.
Two hours later, ministry of industry and trade official Denis Pak and CEO of the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute Sergey Gaysin were assaulted by the footballers in a coffee bar and had to undergo medical treatment, the police stated. Pak reportedly sustained a concussion. The café’s video records showed one of the sportsmen beating up Pak with chair.
Criminal cases over hooliganism and battery were opened following the incidents.