Yaroslav Belousov

Born in 1991. Student of the Moscow State University, married and has a young son. Sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison.

Belousov was arrested on June 9 and has been kept in the No5 pretrial detention prison in Moscow. He has been charged with participating in mass riots (paragraph 2, article 212 of the Russian Criminal Code) and with using force against a representative of authority (paragraph 1, article 318 of the Russian Criminal Code). He is facing up to thirteen years in prison. Belousov has been accused of throwing a billiard ball at a Special Unit policeman. The indictment is founded upon the testimony provided by the injured party (policeman Filippov). Member of the State Duma Tetekhin and around ten Moscow municipal deputies have provided guarantee letters for Yaroslav Belousov. Belousov’s family has offered to put up bail.