MOSCOW, August 29 - RAPSI. The overwhelming majority of detained Muscovites do not appeal court decisions ordering their arrest or detainment, according to the Non-Governmental Commission on Cooperation with the Judicial Community.

Pursuant to the non-governmental organizations study of data on the matter, 18,000 applications for detention were filed by investigators with Moscow courts in 2010 and the first half of 2011. The majority of such applications were satisfied, but 1,300 people were released either on bail or under house arrest.

Less than 10% of those 17,000 detained in Moscow find the decisions unfair and seek their release on appeal in the Moscow City Court.