Alexey Polikhovich - third anarchist, remanded for 6th of May riots in Moscow

27th of July, Basmanniy district court of Moscow remanded Alexey Polikhovich for one month. He is 16th suspect for participating to rioting in Bolotnaya square 6th of May 2012, in day of inauguration of Vladimir Putin. He was third arrested anarchist - Aleksandra Dukhanina has been in a house arrest since 29th of May, Stepan Zimin has been in remand prison since 9th of July. Alexey Polikhovich was arrested in the evening of 25th of July, his house was searched and his computer was confiscated. Investigative committee of the Russian Federation is suspecting Alexey of having committed crimes according to parts 2 and 3 of the statute 212 of the criminal codex of the Russian Federation.(calls for and participation to a riot), and part 1 of the statute 318 of the criminal codex of the Russian Federation (violence against a representative of authority). Investigative committee presented witness statements of police, who attacked permitted demonstration, who claimed that Polikhovich was de-arresting people that day, and also a photograph of a masked person, whom they claimed to be Polikhovich. 

Investigator also read a written testimony from "E center", that Polikhovich "is a member and has connections in extremist organisations".

According to defence, prosecution has no case, and also presented a positive characteristics from his current workplace.

Alexey Polikhovich is 21 years old, he was conscripted to Northern Fleet (his photograph attached to this article is from his time in service). Currently Alexey is studying in Russian State Social University of Moscow in a conflictology program (he finished first year of his studies), and is working as a courier.

Polikhovich was part of the anarchist blocs during all the main oppositional actions during the winter, he joined Occupy in Moscow after inauguration of Putin, and also participated to defence of the Cagovsky forest in Moscow region. He was detained 6th of May.

Additional information: +7-985-247-20-65 (Moscow group of Autonomous Action)

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