Russian footballer’s complaint over detention fails to meet ECHR requirements
MOSCOW, March 28 (RAPSI) – The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will not consider a complaint filed by Zenit St. Petersburg’s football player Alexander Kokorin over his detention in Russia, RAPSI has learnt in the Strasbourg court’s press service.
The application has been dismissed because of its inconsistency with the ECHR rules.
Moscow’s Presnensky District Court will begin hearing a hooliganism case against footballers Pavel Mamayev and Alexander Kokorin, Kokorin’s younger brother Kirill and children’s football coach Alexander Protasovitsky on April 3.
The four men were arrested on October 11 and charged with hooliganism, battery and intended bodily injury. On February 6, the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow extended their detention until April 8.
The defendants initiated two fights in central Moscow in the early morning of October 11. According to the police, 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.
The footballers pleaded partially guilty to an incident with the driver. According to attorney Igor Bushmanov representing Mamayev, his client has paid out damage caused to the beaten driver.