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The Situation of Those Detained in Connection with the Demonstration of 6 May

Source: (info), 25/09/12 

· Right of assembly  · Persecution of activists  · Public protests  · Moscow city & Moscow region

Basmanny Court has ruled that the student anarchist Aleksei Polikhovich must remain in custody till 6th of November. A similar decision has been taken by Moscow City Court in relation to Mikhail Kosenko. At the pre-trial detention centre Left Front activist Vladimir Akimenkov has made complaints about problems with his eyesight, but the detention facility administration insists that everything is fine.

The defence counsel of the young people detained in connection with the disturbances on Bolotnaya Square keep running into resistance from the state authorities.

Citing Interfax, has reported that Left Front activist Vladimir Akimenkov, who suffers from serious eyesight problems, has complained repeatedly about a deterioration in his health. Meanwhile, has quoted one of the representatives of the detention facility administration as saying: “Akimenkov has not made any formal complaint and a doctor sees him on a regular basis.” Nonetheless, it became known on 24th September that the detainee had been transferred to the hospital at the Matrosskaya Tishina detention centre.

Legal counsel acting for Aleksei Polikhovich and Mikhail Kostenko sought to get the activists released from custody, but in vain. Moscow’s Basmanny district court ruled that Alekse Polikhovich must remain in custody till 6th November. Moscow City Court upheld an earlier decision by a district court and ruled that the same custody period must apply to Mikhail Kosenko.

More details about the detainees of 6th May and how you can help these people and their families are available on the website of the project Rosuznik.