16 Oct 2019 23:03

Moscow court places new defendant in July 27 mass unrest case Mylnikov under house arrest

MOSCOW. Oct 16 (Interfax) - Moscow's Basmanny District Court has placed under house arrest Alexander Mylnikov, who is charged with using violence against a Russian Guard officer, an Interfax correspondent reported from the courthouse on Wednesday.

"The investigators' motion is granted, Mylnikov is to be placed under house arrest until December 14, 2019,"

Mylnikov is the only one of new defendants, for whom investigators sought to deliver a measure of restraint in the form of house arrest, rather than a term in custody at the detention facility. The Investigative Committee said that this has been linked to the fact that his three underage children and his wife live off him.

Mylnikov said in the courthouse that he has not pleaded guilty, but he has agreed with the investigators' motion seeking to place him under house arrest.

Mylnikov's defense team asked the court to deliver a measure of restraint not associated with deprivation of freedom on him.