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May 6 Suspect to Stay in Jail

A Moscow court has ruled to extend the detention period of a man suspected of participating in unrest at a May 6 opposition rally in the capital.

The Basmanny District Court agreed Monday to investigators' request to keep Alexei Polikhovich in pretrial detention until Nov. 6, Interfax reported.

The May 6 March of Millions on Bolotnaya Ploshchad ended with violent clashes between opposition demonstrators and riot police, who arrested more than 400 protesters.

Twelve people suspected of being involved in the clashes, including Polikhovich, are currently in detention. Four other suspects in the case have been given court-imposed travel restrictions, and one suspect is being held under house arrest.

(MT)

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