"Case 212" concerning events of July 27th was launched by the Investigative Committee three days later. Seven men (Evgeniy Kovalenko, Kirill Zhukov, Ivan Podkopaev, Danilla Beglets, Samariddin Radzhabov, Nikita Chirtsov, Eduard Malyshevsky) are being accused of non-life threatening assault against members of the Russian National Guard on the 27th of July. Another case was started against Pavel Ustinov, for dislocating a police officer's shoulder on August 3rd, in the process of his arrest. Also, a case against Egor Zhukov under Article 318 was later changed to Article 280 - public pronouncements in support of extremism
, due to four videos found on his YouTube channel.
17 people were detained as part of the «public disorder» criminal cases. But the prosecution failed to provide enough evidence of guilt of all the defendants. On the 3rd of September four were released: Sergei Abanichev, Vladislav Barabanov, Daniil Konon and Valery Kostenok. However, «Case 212» has not been discontinued yet. The article on public disorder is still being charged to the two remaining accused. They face 3 to 8 years of imprisonment and there is no guarantee that the Investigative Committee will not include new defendants in this case.
Charges under article 318 and the criminal sentences of the prisoners are absurd. Three years of imprisonment for touching police officers and the Russian National Guard members is excessive cruelty considering the far-fetched charges.