Appeals against extension of Russian footballers’ detention set for February 26
MOSCOW, February 14 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court will consider appeals filed by Zenit St. Petersburg’s football player Alexander Kokorin and Krasnodar’s Pavel Mamayev against their extended detention on February 26, the Tverskoy District Court’s press service told RAPSI Thursday.
On February 6, the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow prolonged their detention as part of a hooliganism case until April 8.
By now, investigation is completed, the defendants are reading case materials.
Earlier, the footballers pleaded partially guilty to an incident with a driver. According to lawyer Igor Bushmanov representing Mamayev, his client has paid out damage caused to a beaten driver.
According to the police, the defendants initiated two fights in central Moscow in the early morning of October 11. A driver of a Russian TV journalist received a nose fracture during the first incident on a street in central Moscow.
Two hours later, Ministry of industry and trade official Denis Pak and CEO of the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute Sergey Gaysin were assaulted by the footballers in a coffee bar and had to undergo medical treatment, the police stated. Pak reportedly sustained a concussion. The café’s video records showed one of the sportsmen beating up Pak with chair.
Initially, cases on battery and hooliganism were opened following the incidents. Later, they were consolidated into a single case.