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Russia prolongs opera director’s detention

August 16, 2018 by norman lebrecht

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Moscow City Court has again extended the house arrest of the director Kirill Serebrennikov, who has now been detained for more than a year.

Serebrennikov is accused of embezzling federal arts money. His lawyers say he is being held on false witness testimony designed to silence a Putin critic.

Either way, he can’t leave the house til mid-September, earliest. Them longer he is held, the less foreign protest you hear. Serebrennikov is being forgotten by most western media.


Comments (1)

  1. Sharon says:

    What a shame


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