Russian Federation: Further information on health concern/ unfair trial: Vasilii Georgievich Aleksanian (m)
On 31 December 2008, Vasilii Aleksanian was released on bail of 50 million roubles (more than US$1.5 million). The money had been collected during a campaign in his support. Moscow City Court ordered his release on bail after his lawyers appealed against an earlier Moscow? District Court ruling, which would have prolonged his detention until 22 January 2009.