Bolshoi dancer given final version of indictment over Sergei Filin attack

Bolshoi Ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko, who is suspected of masterminding the acid attack on the theater's artistic director Sergei Filin in January, has been presented with the final version of his indictment

Bolshoi Ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko, who is suspected of masterminding the acid attack on the theater's artistic director Sergei Filin in January, has been presented with the final version of his indictment, a Moscow police spokesman told Interfax.

"Investigators presented Dmitrichenko with the final version of his indictment yesterday," he said.

An attacker threw acid into Filin's face in the early hours of January 17. Filin suffered severe burns to his eyes and face.

On March 7, investigative authorities formally indicted Bolshoi Theater ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko for ordering and organizing the attack, Yury Zarutsky for committing the attack itself, and driver Andrei Lipatov for bringing the attacker to the crime scene.

The suspects face up to 12 years in prison if found guilty.

Medical examination results confirmed that Filin's health was seriously damaged as a result of the attack.

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