Information that video blogger Yuri Khovansky can change or cancel the measure of restraint should be checked by the protection, since a technical error could have occurred. This was announced on Sunday, December 26, by the blogger’s girlfriend Maria Nelyubova.
“We all really want to believe it. But until the lawyers are convinced of the accuracy of the information posted, that is, they do not familiarize themselves with the materials in court, I cannot confirm it. It may be a trivial mistake of the clerk who posted the information on the website, ”she said in an interview with the radio station“ Moscow speaking ”.
Earlier that day, it was reported that on December 24, the court received a request from the investigator to change or cancel the preventive measure previously chosen by Khovansky. It was noted that the investigation plans to apply for this at the meeting on December 29.
Khovansky was detained on June 9. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation said that he went online and sang a song “in order to form the ideology of terrorism, the conviction of its attractiveness.” It was about a song about the terrorist attack in the Theater Center on Dubrovka, which began during the musical “Nord-Ost” in 2002. On the same day, the blogger said that he admits guilt and regrets for the performance of a song that justifies terrorism.
On June 10, the court decided to arrest Khovansky, which was then repeatedly extended.
Victoria Martynenko, a representative of the law firm “Best Lawyers”, explained that Khovansky acknowledged the performance of the song, but not its distribution on the Web. She noted that the song was performed many years ago, but appeared on the Internet recently, Khovansky was not going to put it on YouTube. Martynenko added that “he sang, invented some drunken nonsense on the spot, he does not deny it himself.”