MOSCOW, September 30 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court has upheld detention of Nikita Chirtsov, who stands charged with using violence against a police officer at an unauthorized rally in Moscow on July 27, RAPSI has learnt in the court’s press office.

Investigators believe that the man gave the policeman pokes in the chest and shoulder.

After the protest action the defendant was fined 12,000 rubles ($185) for violating the order of a rally. Later, he fled to Minsk, Belarus, but was put on the wanted list.

He was arrested in Moscow in early September after he voluntary returned to Russia.