16 Sep 2017 14:20

Criminal case opened after Navalny's ally was attacked

MOSCOW. Sept 16 (Interfax) - Police has opened a hooliganism case after an assault on Nikolai Lyaskin, leader of opposition activist Alexei Navalny's Moscow headquarters.

"On September 15, police received the information that bodily harm was inflicted on a citizen born in 1982 near the building 60 on Gilyarovskogo ulitsa/ Gilyarovski Street. Following a review, a criminal case on this account was opened under Article 213 Part 1 of the Russian Criminal Code (hooliganism)," the main metropolitan police department's press service told Interfax on Saturday, without telling the name of the victim.

On receiving of medical treatment, the victim went home. Police is searching for the assailant, it said.

A knowledgeable source has revealed to Interfax that opposition activist Nikolai Lyaskin was the person hurt by an assailant on Gilyarovskogo ulitsa on Friday night.