MOSCOW, July 6 - RAPSI. On Friday, the Moscow City Court left the decision of the Moscow Basmanny District Court unamended, which ordered Mikhail Kosenko to be kept in custody on charges of involvement in the riots in central Moscow, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency.

In doing so, the court rejected Kosenko's defense appeal, requesting to put the accused, who has a physical disability, under house arrest or to release him on bail.
Previously, the Moscow Basmanny District Court upheld the investigators' appeal and extended Kosenko's arrest to November 6.

Clashes with the police flared up on May 6 during a mass opposition march across Moscow, which had been granted official permission.

Tens of protesters and police officers were injured. The police detained over 400 rally participants. The court has so far placed 13 individuals in custody for taking part in the riots. Several have been charged with calls for mass unrest.

One of the detainees was released shortly after without charge.

Maria Baranova, who was released on her own recognizance, was one of the defendants.

The custody of Alexandra Dukhanina, Yaroslav Belousov and Fyodor Bakhov has also been extended until November 6.