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Second suspect in Maidan people exposition case apprehended by police

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn 9 October, Riga City Vidzeme District Court decided to arrest one of the young men detained by the police for ruining Maidan people exposition.

The young man arrived and left the court room covering his face with a hood and papers. The young man’s lawyer Vaida Davidsone has confirmed that her client has been put under arrest. She did not provide any additional comments to journalists.

As noted on Thursday by State Police press-secretary Toms Sadovskis, a 24-year-old man suspected of ruining the exposition was apprehended by the police 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.

The first suspect has been put under police monitoring. On 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.

As previously reported, 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 Thursday, police apprehended another – third – suspect in the exposition case. A new conflict broke out at the exposition – one of the visitors had damaged an exhibit, as confirmed by State Police. The 1988-born man was apprehended on the spot. Apparently, he has a prior criminal record as well. Police have launched yet another criminal case in relation to the Maidan people exposition.

According to information from LETA, the aforementioned man may be the leader of a pro-Russian association GVD Baltia, Stanislav Bukains.

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