Detention of Moscow rally activist accused of force against police extended till April 30
MOSCOW, November 12 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Tverskoy District Court on Tuesday extended detention of Nikita Chirtsov, who stands charged with using violence against a police officer at an unauthorized rally in Moscow on July 27, until April 30, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
The next hearing will be held on December 5. The court adjourned the hearing to create a technical opportunity for watching a video of the disputed incident with the participation of a police officer.
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.