Russian footballers' appeals against detention in hooliganism case dismissed
MOSCOW, November 30 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court’s Presidium has refused to set cassation appeals filed by football players Pavel Mamayev and Alexander Kokorin against their detention in hooliganism case for hearing, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.
Earlier, the court upheld the football stars’ detention until December 8. Kokorin’s younger brother Kirill and coach Alexander Protasovitsky, who are also involved in the case, will also stay detained for the same period.
The defendants allegedly 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.
Cases on battery and hooliganism were opened following the incidents.