Seventh suspect in Bolotnaya Square case complains to European Court of Human Rights

A seventh suspect in the criminal case on the count of riots at Moscow's Bolotnaya Square, Leonid Kovyazin, has filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights against his arrest.

"Leonid Kovyazin has filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights. He is the seventh suspect in the Bolotnaya Square case to complain to the Strasbourg Court," spokesman of the Agora human rights organization Dmitry Kolbasin told Interfax on Monday.

Kolbasin said that Kovyazin and his defense considered his arrest illegal.

The March of Millions, permitted by the Moscow authorities to be held on Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012, developed into clashes with the police. A criminal case was opened on the same day on the charges of appeals for disturbances and violence against representatives of the authorities. Some 20 people figure in the case.

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