MOSCOW, August 8 (RAPSI) – Investigators are going to file a motion on Thursday to place a suspect in the 27 July Moscow riots case Sergey Fomin in detention, RAPSI learnt from the Investigative Committee’s press service.
Fomin, who was earlier put on the wanted list, was arrested and transferred to the Investigative Committee on Thursday.
According to investigators, Fomin being one of the mass riots organizers coordinated the actions of participants of the unauthorized rally.
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.
Following 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.