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Detained Nemtsov-Most volunteer admitted guilt and spoke about the beating

Before the start of the hearing in the Babushkinsky District Court of Moscow, a volunteer at the memorial at the site of the murder of Boris Nemtsov, Evgeny Mishchenko, said that he was beaten during his arrest. This was reported by a Mediazona correspondent from the courtroom.

“The situation is bad now. Broken ribs and chest,” said the detainee. “During the arrest and during the investigative actions, they were allowed… I think this can happen as usual, everyone knows.”

He also said that he admits guilt: “In principle, I admit my guilt, my mistake. Maybe he snapped.”

When judge Evgenia Babinova opened the hearing, lawyer Nikolai Fomin asked to call an ambulance for his client. After the arrest, the activist was taken to the emergency room, where he was diagnosed with fractures of three ribs. “He is in such a state that he cannot adequately perceive,” the defender said.

The judge agreed to call an ambulance, announcing a break for this.


Evgeniy Mishchenko in court. Photo: Mediazona

As lawyer Nikolai Fomin explained to Mediazona, according to his client, he was detained on the morning of September 11th. However, the security forces formalized the arrest only in the evening. According to the Criminal Procedure Code, a person cannot be detained for more than 48 hours. For Mishchenko, this period will expire today at 22:00.

He is accused of participating in the activities of a terrorist organization (Part 2 of Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code). According to lawyer Nikolai Fomin, we are talking about participation in the Freedom of Russia legion.

Updated at 18:35. Added information about calling an ambulance.


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