13 Jul 2022 18:36

Court arrests opposition activist Yashin for 2 months on charges of fakes about Russian Armed Forces

MOSCOW. July 13 (Interfax) - Moscow's Basmanny District Court has granted the investigation's motion for a restraining measure in the form of remand in custody of municipal deputy of the Krasnoselsky district, opposition activist Ilya Yashin, who is charged with spreading knowingly false information about the use of the Russian Armed Forces, an Interfax correspondent reported from the courtroom on Wednesday.

"The court ruled that the investigators' motion for handing down a measure of restraint in the form of remand in custody for two months until September 12, 2022 to Ilya Valeryevich Yashin be granted," Judge Natalya Dudar said, reading out the court ruling.

The court session was held in camera from the media and the audience.

Yashin's lawyer intends to appeal the decision.

"We will definitely appeal it," Yashin's lawyer Vadim Prokhorov told Interfax.

Yashin offered a plea of not guilty and views his criminal prosecution as politically motivated.