Pakistani Russian director under house arrest

Pakistani Russian director under house arrest

World August 23, 2017 16:57

moscow - A court in Moscow has imposed house arrest on the arrested prominent Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov. The measure is valid until October 19, Tass reported a press agency.

The internationally renowned director was arrested on Tuesday. Justice accuses him of eclipse of 68 million rubles (slightly less than one million euros), which were intended for a theater project. Serebrennikov would conduct an opera in Stuttgart in September.

During the time of his house arrest, Serebrennikov can not visit theaters or use a telephone.

Many Russian artists have criticized the actions of the judicial authorities in the case. Serebrennikov, among others art director of the avant-garde Gogol Center theater in Moscow, denies something wrong.

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