Russian football stars Kokorin and Mamayev put in quarantine detention cells
MOSCOW, October 12 (RAPSI) - Two football players, Zenit St. Petersburg's Alexander Kokorin and Krasnodar's Pavel Mamayev, suspected of hooliganism and battery, were placed in quarantine cells of a Moscow detention center on Friday, executive secretary of Moscow’s public monitoring commission Ivan Melnikov told RAPSI.
According to Melnikov, the footballers will be placed in more comfortable cells of a special unit with video monitoring and close attention to security within 10 days. No complaints were received from the suspects, he added.
On Thursday, Moscow's Tverskoy District Court ordered detention of Kokorin and Mamayev until December 8. Kokorin’s 19-year old brother Kirill was also jailed for two months.
Kokorin and Mamayev allegedly initiated two fights in central Moscow on Monday morning. According to the police, a driver of a Russian TV journalist sustained a concussion and received a nose fracture during a 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. The café’s video records showed one of the sportsmen beating up Pak with chair.
Criminal cases over hooliganism and battery were opened against the football players. On Wednesday, they were questioned by police.