The Moscow city court refused to release the protesters on March 26

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in fotobanka trial. Archival photoThe Moscow city court refused to release the protesters on March 26© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

The Moscow city court upheld the extension of arrest of Dmitry Krepkina, which, according to investigators, foot hit a police officer at an unsanctioned rally, which took place on 26 March in the capital, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

Thus, the court dismissed the appeal by his lawyer, insisted on changing the measure of restraint.

For attacks on security forces in the rally on March 26 was arrested seven people. Currently, for participating in riots convicted three accused threw the brick at the police Stanislav Simovic got 2.5 years in prison, pleaded guilty Yuri Koli sentenced to eight months in the colony, and Alexander Shpakov, also pleaded guilty, received 1.5 years in prison.

Protests were held March 26, in several cities of Russia, some of them were not agreed with local authorities. Not authorized the event was held on March 26 and in the center of Moscow. On Tverskaya street and the adjacent territories, according to police estimates, there were about 7-8 thousand people.

According to the interior Ministry, was detained about 500 people. After a while most of the detainees were released from police departments, some of the offenders were punished with fines or arrest.