MOSCOW, December 30 (RAPSI) – The Zamoskvoretsky District Court will consider the case against activists who participated in the May 2012 protest rally in Bolotnaya Square in Moscow, attorney Dmitry Agranovsky told RAPSI on Monday.

The next hearing is scheduled for January 9. Earlier, the case was considered by the Moscow City court and Nikulinsky District Court.

On December 19, Nikulinsky District Court of Moscow terminated the proceeding against four defendants in the 2012 Bolotnaya Square Moscow riots case pursuant to the amnesty arranged to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

There are eight defendants in the case now.

Over 400 people were arrested and scores were injured in the protest on Bolotnaya Square that turned violent on the eve of President Vladimir Putin’s inauguration to a third presidential term in May 2012. Dozens of participants were later charged with inciting mass riots and using violence against law enforcement representatives.