Judge who prolonged custody terms of Kokorin and Mamayev receives anonymous threat
The sender promised to organize a rally and recommended the judge to hire security.
Before the hearing on the complaint about the extension of the custody terms regarding football players Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamayev, the Moscow City Court received an e-mail with threats against the judge, the news agency Moskva reports with reference to the court’s press service.
“I want to deliver a complaint. Well, or a caution. If today P. Mamaev and A. Kokorin will not be released, I will be forced to organize a rally this week. <...> And the judge better walk with the security because he’s a dead man. Expect changes in your life...” reads the text of the message quoted by the news agency.
The information about the threat has been submitted to the police, the question of granting state protection to the judge is being addressed.
On Tuesday, December 18, the Moscow City Court confirmed the legality of extending the custody terms regarding defendants Kokorin and Mamayev. They will remain in the pre-trial detention facility until February 8.
Earlier, the defendants’ lawyers stated that the prosecution did not have grounds for an exceptional preventive measure, since the recordings from surveillance cameras and the forensic examination results mitigate the guilt of the perpetrators. Victims Denis Pak and Vitaly Solovchuk suffered only minor injuries, while the third victim Sergey Gaysin had no signs of assault on his body.