MOSCOW, August 8 (RAPSI) — The Moscow City Court has upheld the detention of municipal deputy Ilya Yashin in the case of spreading deliberately false information about the actions of the Russian armed forces, the press service of the court told RAPSI.

The court dismissed an appeal of Yashin's lawyers, the agency's interlocutor specified.

In July, the Moscow Basmanny District Court detained the activist until September 12. Yashin is accused of the distribution of knowingly false information on the actions of Russia’s armed forces. He could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

The case was opened after Yashin’s speech on his YouTube channel concerning the murder of civilians in Bucha, a town in Ukraine. Russian authorities believe it was the Kiev regime’s falsification.

Yashin pleads not guilty.