Pavlensky was released from custody in France

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codecoverage in fotomaker Pavlensky. Archival photoPavlensky was released from custody in France© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codiscovered the image Bank

A Russian artist-actionist Peter Pavlensky, who is accused in France in the burning of the Bank building, released from custody, the next hearing was scheduled for January, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the movement Femen Inna Shevchenko.

«As far as I know, it released today. The next court hearing is scheduled for January 10,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

In late October, media reported that Pavlensky burned the building entrance of the Banque de France on Bastille square in Paris. Police have confirmed the arrest of two people, but their names were not called in the interests of the investigation. According to the French criminal code, arson to cause damage to property or endangering the lives of people can be punished by up to ten years in prison and a fine up to 150 thousand euros.

Later it was reported that Pavlensky was released from custody and «after learning of his action was transferred to the psychiatric ward of the police Prefecture». In early August, it was reported that Pavlensky was placed in solitary confinement in a French prison Fleury-Merogis.

Pavlensky with his girlfriend and two children moved to France from Russia after attempts to initiate a criminal case against him for allegedly beating them actor «Театра.doc» and the artist’s attitude check about committing violent acts of a sexual nature in relation to the actress of the same theatre. In may 2017, he got political asylum in France.

Pavlensky is known in Russia and abroad as a performer of a number of scandalous actions, in which he at different times has sewed his mouth in support of Pussy Riot, wrapped himself naked in barbed wire, nailed his genitals to the cobblestones of red square, cut off his ear lobe and set fire to the door of the building of the FSB.