Lawyer seeks bail for footballer detained in high-profile hooliganism case
MOSCOW, November 15 (RAPSI) – The lawyer of Krasnodar’s football player Pavel Mamayev, charged together with Zenit St. Petersburg’s Alexander Kokorin with hooliganism and battery, had pleaded to release his client on bail, the press-service of the Moscow Tverskoy Disctrict Court told RAPSI on Thursday.
The court responded to the lawyer; however, no date of the hearings had been set yet, RAPSI learnt. No details as to the amount of the bail were revealed.
Although the lawyer confirmed the reports published by some media outlets that charges against Mamayev had been altered, he declined to further comment on the issue.
The Tverskoy District Court of Moscow ordered detention for Mamayev, Kokorin, his brother Kirill and coach Alexander Protasovitsky in October.
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 the 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.