Hearing on socialite turned activist's confiscated millions set for Sep. 10
MOSCOW, August 30 - RAPSI. On September 10, the Moscow Regional Court will consider a complaint filed by TV host, socialite, and opposition activist Ksenia Sobchak regarding 1,392,000 Euros confiscated by police from her home during a raid connected with the May 6 Bolotnaya Square riots, the Basmanny District Court spokesperson told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com).
In rejecting Sobchak's claim, the court explained that the return of items taken during a raid falls within the investigators' discretion, not the court's.
Sobchak is actively involved in the opposition rallies. Previously, she was fined by a court for participating in an unauthorized protest.
Investigators claimed that they sought opposition leader Ilya Yashin. Indeed, they found him in her apartment, and also discovered a safe containing a large amount of cash.
They issued Yashin with a summons to the Investigative Committee, and seized the cash in the safe.
Clashes with the police flared up on May 6 during an opposition march across Moscow, which had been officially sanctioned. Dozens of protesters and police officers were injured. The police detained over 400 rally participants.The homes of opposition activists were searched in the Bolotnaya Square riots case on June 11. Sobchak's apartment was searched, despite the fact that she hadn't actually participated in this rally.