MOSCOW, September 9 (RAPSI) - The Moscow Zamoskvoretsky District Court has denied the request of Mikhail Kosenko, an individual involved in the riots in Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012, to attend the funeral of his mother, his lawyer Vladimir Rzhanov told RAPSI on Monday.
Kosenko's attorney filed an application to the court on September 6. The lawyer asked to permit Kosenko to attend the funeral scheduled for September 10.
Kosenko has been in detention since last summer. The court is considering the prosecutors' request to apply compulsory psychiatric measures against suspect him.
The mass protests took place at a Moscow protest rally on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration for a third presidential term in May 2012. The rally ended in clashes between protesters and the police.
Over 400 people were arrested and scores were injured when protesters briefly broke through police lines.
The criminal case was initiated after the "Anatomy of Protest 2" documentary film was shown on the NTV broadcasting network. The film claimed that the opposition was organizing a coup using funds from abroad and showed Left Front movement coordinator Udaltsov and his companions allegedly talking with Georgian politician Givi Targamadze, who at the time headed Georgia's Parliamentary Defense and Security Committee, and is said to have been involved in planning the "color" revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine, as well as the mass riots in Belarus.