Volunteer of unregistered Moscow Duma candidate to stay detained in 27 July riots case
MOSCOW, August 19 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Monday upheld detention of the defendant in the 27 July Moscow riots case Sergey Fomin, the court’s press service told RAPSI.
A volunteer of the office of Lyubov Sobol, a might have been candidate for the city Duma deputy who had been denied registration lost his appeal and with thus remain in detention until October 8.
The man is charged with taking part in mass riots.
According to an investigator, the defendant’s involvement in the rights has been proven by the results of investigative activities including outside CCTV footage and inspection reports of Internet resources.
However, Fomin pleads not guilty.
Unauthorized rallies in support of candidates seeking to become lawmakers of the Moscow State Duma but refused registration by the Election Commission were held on July 27 and August 3 in central Moscow. Over 1,000 people were arrested for various violations as a result.
After the 27 July rally, the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case over mass riots. Investigators believe that the protest action was held with the use of force against representatives of authority.
Several opposition figures including Alexey Navalny, Dmitry Gudkov, Ilya Yashin were arrested and put in detention for alleged organization of an unauthorized rally.