Barabanov was arrested on June 28 and has been kept in the No2 pre-trial prison. The charge against him is the alleged participation in the mass riot (article 212 of the Russian Criminal Code) and applying force against a representative of authority (article 318 of the Russian Criminal Code). He is facing up to thirteen years in prison. Barabanov was accused of kicking a Special Unit policeman. He pleaded guilty of violating the article 318 while not guilty of violating the article 212. According to Barabanov’s statement there were no mass riots in the Bolotnaya square.
At the court session on December 3 Barabanov’s lawyer Svetlana Sidorkina said that Barabanov had sent a letter of apology to the injured party (Kruglov) and that the latter accepted his apology and agreed to settle the case by reconciliation of the parties.