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Court rules to keep Leonid Razvozzhayev in custody until October 6

September 04, 2013, 12:18 UTC+3
Razvozzhayev faces charges for organization of mass disturbances, preparations for acts of mass unrest and illegal crossing of the state border
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Photo ITAR-TASS/Zurab Dzhavakhadze

Photo ITAR-TASS/Zurab Dzhavakhadze

MOSCOW, September 4 (Itar-Tass) -The Moscow City Court on Wednesday has recognized legitimate the remand conditions ordered for opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev, who earlier was an assistant to Duma deputy Ilya Ponomaryov, and ruled that Razvozzhayev should remain in custody until October 6.

The Appeals panel of the Moscow city court has turned down a complaint lodged by Razvozzhayev's lawyers and recognized as substantiated the arguments earlier given by the investigation, the Prosecutor's office and the primary court which declared that if released Razvozzhayev might either escape or put pressure on the witnesses.

Razvozzhayev faces charges punished by three articles of the Russian Criminal Code for organization of mass disturbances, preparations for acts of mass unrest and illegal crossing of the state border of the Russian Federation.

A criminal case against Razvozzhayev was opened following a documentary film - the Anatomy of Protest -2 run on federal television. The film features Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov and his supporters discussing matters pertaining to organization of acts of mass unrest and problems of financing such acts from abroad with the head of the Georgian parliamentary committee on defense, Givi Targamadze.

Razvozzhayev pleads not guilty.

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