PMC member detained in Moscow for shooting released on recognizance not to leave

PMC member detained in Moscow for shooting released on recognizance not to leave

The human rights activist’s powers in the Monitoring Committee are suspended.

A member of the Moscow Public Monitoring Committee (PMC), Pavel Pyatnitsky, was released on a written recognizance not to leave, TASS reports. Last weekend, the human rights activist was detained for shooting from a pneumatic pistol in the center of Moscow in a drunken state. 

The police has not yet charged the perpetrator, the news agency reports. Pyatnitsky's membership in the PMC is suspended. He faces punishment under the article on hooliganism. According to preliminary information, Pyatnitsky shot several times in the air in order to scare the man with whom he engaged in a fight.

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