Bolshoi soloist Paul Dmitrichenko in court today announced his intention to seek justice; he is accused of causing grievous bodily harm, instigating the acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet’s artistic director Sergei Filin.
ITAR-TASS reported from court that Dmitrichenko will stay in custody at least until 18 June, even though a petition signed by 155 Bolshoi staff was presented testifying to his good character. The judge however ruled that he presented a flight risk.
The beginning of the trial has not been set, but investigators said that the case would be complete within 2 months.
I do not agree with the wording of the charges, and I intend to prove my case in court.