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Court does not put possible vandal responsible for ruining Maidan people exposition under arrest

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Thursday, 8 October, Riga City Vidzeme District Court decided not to arrest the young man State Police holds suspect for damaging the Maidan people exposition outside the government building, as reported by the man’s lawyer Rinalds Buss.

He believes the court’s ruling is correct. Because information obtained during the investigation is not allowed to be disclosed, the lawyer refused to comment details of the case.

«I only ask people not to look for politics in this matter. It has nothing to do with politics. My client has no ties to politic activities,» – said Buss. He said his client is a young man who lives, works and studies in Latvia. In addition, he has no prior criminal record.

The young man was not released in court. Instead he was delivered to the police department to apply a different security measure.

Police plan to appeal the court’s decision in Riga Regional Court.

The young man was detained in his home in Pardaugava.

A video was uploaded on the Internet this week depicting how a man in a mask overturns two posters and tears down the flag of one of the Maidan movements – Right Sector – which he then cuts up with a knife. Different obscenities spoken in Russian can also be heard throughout the video.

On 6 October, users of social networks pointed to a specific 22-year-old man, saying that he looked a lot like the man seen on the photo distributed by the police. According to LETA, the young man has since deleted his account in Vkontakte social network.

On 8 October, officers of State Police arrested the second suspect. The 24-year-old man was apprehended just as he was getting in a shuttle bus. The young man hoped to leave the country and travel the England.

Because the young man intended to leave the country, investigators plan to request the court to apply an arrest. As for the first suspect, police will monitor his activities from now on, as reported by SP.

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