MOSCOW, October 31 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling on arrest in absentia for activist Vyacheslav Maltsev in a criminal case over extremism, the court’s press-service told RAPSI on Tuesday.

Maltsev was charged in absentia with public calls for extremist activity. He is to stay in detention for two months after the moment of his arrest in Russia or extradition or deportation from another country. Currently, he is on the international wanted list.

Earlier, media reported that the case against Maltsev was launched after his speech at the rally called “For Russia without outrage and repressions” related to anniversary of the rally at Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012.