Suspect in Moscow riots case released from custody
MOSCOW, June 21 – RAPSI. The Other Russia opposition party activist Alexander Kamensky, who was accused of taking part in the riots in central Moscow, has been released from the temporary detention center.
On June 14, the Basmanny District Court of Moscow put five people into custody, including Kamensky, after a criminal case was opened over the mass riots held on May 6 at Moscow's Bolotnaya Square.
According to Kamensky’s attorney, the term to hold his defendant in custody had expired and investigators failed to bring any charges against him.
The Other Russia spokesman has stated that Kamensky was acting as the party’s observer during the protest rally. On June 10, the party reported that Kamensky’s flat had been searched as part of the investigation into the riots case.
Mass opposition rallies began in Moscow on May 6. Clashes with the police flared up during a march across Moscow, which had been approved by the authorities. Tens of people on both sides were injured. The police detained over 400 protesters. The court has so far put 13 people into custody for taking part in rallies, several of whom have already been charged with calls to mass unrest.