MOSCOW, September 25 - RAPSI. The Basmanny District Court in Moscow has extended until November 6 the arrest of Nikolai Kavkazsky, who has been charged with participation in the May riots in downtown Moscow, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Tuesday.
The investigator sought to extend the arrest as he believes Kavkazsky to be a flight risk. Furthermore, he said Kavkazsky could attempt to evade criminal liability.
The investigator noted the complexity of the investigation and the large scope of work still to be done.
In particular, 70 individuals, who judging by video records acted unlawfully during the riots, have been placed on the wanted list.
The prosecutor has sided with the investigator's application.
Clashes with the police flared up on May 6 during an officially sanctioned opposition march across Moscow. Dozens of protesters and police officers were injured. The police detained over 400 rally participants.
After May 6, the opposition continued its protests in the form of "people's promenades," wherein crowds of opposition activists strolled peacefully through the city in a show of opposition. In June, investigators searched the homes of the rally organizers and participants, including those of Alexei Navalny, Sergei Udaltsov, Ilya Yashin, and Boris Nemtsov.