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Russian Federation: Peaceful protester in pre-trial detention: Mikhail Tsakunov

, Index number: EUR 46/8381/2018

On 7 May, Dzerzhinsky District Court in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, remanded Mikhail Tsakunov in pre-trial detention until 4 July for alleged use of violence against a police officer. If found guilty, Mikhail Tsakunov could face 10 years in prison. However, the charges against him contravene publicly available video footage.