Investigative Committee finds no reason to mitigate Maloborodsky’s punishment
Members of the art community demanded to release the former CEO of Gogol Center.
The Investigative Committee did not see the grounds for changing the pre-trial restriction to the former head of Gogol Center, Alexey Maloborodsky. The agency reported on that in an official response to the request of the Human Rights Council under the Russian President.
The Investigative Committee believes that Maloborodsky’s guilt is confirmed by "the totality of the evidence collected within the criminal case and the materials of the operational-search activity."
Earlier, the well-known members of the art community appealed to the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation demanding to release Maloborodsky from arrest. The human rights defenders sent the appropriate request to the Investigative Committee.In July, the Moscow Basmanny Court extended Alexey Maloborodsky’s arrest for three months. The former general producer of the company Sedmaya Studiya (The Seventh Studio) and ex-director of Gogol Center Aleksey Maloborodsky was detained on June 19 as a suspect within the case of swindling of budget funds.
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