2012-08-17 15:00:00

Opposition activist Udaltsov detained near Khamovnichesky Court

Moscow, August 17, Interfax - Police have detained opposition Left Front coordinator Sergey Udaltsov near Moscow's Khamovnichesky Court, which is expected to hand down its verdict in the case of all-female punk group Pussy Riot performers on Friday.

After speaking to journalists, Udaltsov approached the police cordon and tried to enter the court building, an Interfax correspondent has reported.

After a brief conversation with policemen, Udaltsov was detained and put into a police bus.