RFE/RL: Jailed Russian denies attending Moscow anti-government protest he’s charged over

Source : 112 Ukraine

Sergei Akhmetov and his supporters claim Russian prosecutors falsely identified him in photos and CCTV footage
13:48, 22 May 2016

Russian prosecutors seem confident about their case against Sergei Akhmetov. The evidence includes photos and footage they say show him at an antigovernment protest in Moscow in 2013.

But Akhmetov and his backers say there's just one problem: the man in the images is not him, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has reported

They say that Akhmetov, a St. Petersburg architect who is accused of tearing off a policeman's epaulets at the protest and has been in pretrial detention since November, did not attend the demonstration -- and had not been in Moscow since 2011. The man in photos and footage looks something like Akhmetov but is a different person altogether, they contend.

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