MOSCOW, February 24 – RIA Novosti. The Presnensky Court of Moscow released Pavel Zelensky, a videographer of the Anti-Corruption Foundation *, who is accused of incitement to extremism, from the pre-trial detention center under house arrest, court spokeswoman Lela Kokaya told RIA Novosti.
“The court granted the investigator's petition to change the measure of restraint to house arrest,” she said.
The spokeswoman clarified that the term for house arrest was extended until April 24.
The Presnensky Court of Moscow, before February 28, arrested Zelensky for his comments on Twitter about the suicide of Nizhny Novgorod journalist Irina Slavina, the Moscow City Court on February 16 recognized this decision as legal. On February 19, a member of the Moscow Public Monitoring Commission, Marina Litvinovich, reported that Zelensky had pleaded guilty to calls for extremism and hoped to get out of the pre-trial detention center.
The maximum sanction under the incriminated Zelensky article on public calls for extremist activities on the Internet is five years in prison.
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