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Another Manezhnaya square rioter to be charged - SK

October 11, 2011, 16:02 UTC+3
Vasin is suspected of the commission of crimes covered by Article 318, Part 1 ("using violence on government representative"), and Article 213, Part 2 ("hooliganism")
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MOSCOW, October 11 (Itar-Tass) — Police detained another participant in mass disturbances in Moscow's Manezhnaya Square in December 2010. Charges against him will be brought shortly, Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.

"On October 10, police detained Vitally Vasin, a 24-year-old resident of the Samara region, within the framework of the investigation into the criminal case over mass disturbances in Manezhnaya Square, use of violence on special task force police and hooliganism," Markin said.

Vasin is suspected of the commission of crimes covered by Article 318, Part 1 ("using violence on government representative"), and Article 213, Part 2 ("hooliganism"), he added.

The investigators believe that on December 11, 2010, Vasin, yielding to the crowd's sentiment, fired several shots in the air with a TT Lider non-lethal gun he had on him, and then pointed the gun towards special task police. The law-enforcement agents intercepted Vasin's hooligan actions on time.

Vasin is being questioned. "He will be charged with the above crime shortly," the SK spokesman underlined.

Earlier, the law-enforcement authorities arraigned 21-year-old Muscovite Nikolai Dvoinyakov. He was detained on August 29, 2011. His actions were qualified under Article 318, Part 1 of Russia's Criminal Code (use of violence on government representative), Article 213, Part 2 (hooliganism), and Article 212, Part 3 (calls for mass disturbances).

The investigators ascertained that on December 11, he was calling upon citizens to resist police and throwing metal fences at police offices. A court sanctioned his arrest.

At present, a court is hearing a criminal case against a Belarussian citizen activist of the unregistered public association "Other Russia," and Strategiya 31 movement Igor Berezyuk, two "Other Russia" activists Krill Unchuk and Ruslan Khubayev, and Leonid Panin and Alexander Kozevin. All took part in Moscow's December 11 riots.

 

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