MOSCOW, June 15 (Itar-Tass) —— A number of persons questioned as witnesses to the May 6 riots on Moscow Bolotnaya Square may become suspects later on, Russian Investigation Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass.
“Investigative procedures of this week derive from operative information that the May 6 rally organizers and opposition leaders might have been involved in the instigation of the riots. Detectives also had to verify information collected in the detention and questioning of active participants in the riots. Their number has reached 13,” he said.
“The bulk of information, items, documents and materials seized in the searches of June 11 is being thoroughly verified and analyzed by detectives. It is not ruled out that some witnesses may become suspects later on,” he said.