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MOSCOW, July 26 (Itar-Tass) - Moscow City’s Chertanovo district court begins hearings on merits of a case over the leader of the League for the Defense of Moscow, an oppositionist nationalistic organization.
The man, Daniil Konstantinov, is accused of murder.
According to the prosecutors, “after the so-called March Against Ethnic Crimes that was held in Moscow December 3, 2011, the nationalist Konstantinov quarreled with an unknown 24-year-old man near the entrance of Academician Yangel Street metro station and stabbed him with a knife without any motivation.”
“As a result of the stabbing, the assaulted man died,” the investigation materials say.
Daniil Konstantinov denies any guilt on his part and says he has an alibi.
Konstantinov’s lawyer Svetlana Mikhalkina said the investigators had brought into the case a person who had evidence of addiction.
In the course of investigation, one more criminal case was instituted. It concerned ostensible threats to the judge but it was called off later.
The League for the Defense of Moscow is a nationalistic organization that speaks out against what it calls ‘Islamization’ of Moscow City. It spearheads its activities at the construction of mosques in the city, among other things.
Daniil Konstantinov is also a member of the Coordination Council of the Russian Opposition where he represents the nationalistic forces. In 2007 and 2008, he was a member of A Just Russia Party.
His father Ilya Konstantinov has a political background, too. In the 1990’s, he was a member of the non-Communist movement opposing the then Russian president, Boris Yeltsin.