Leonid Koviazin, born 28 septembre 1986, lives in Kirov, works in the
theater, and is also a contributor to the newspaper « Viatsky
nabludatel » (The Viatka Observer). At the request of his editors, he
photographed the May 6 demonstrations. On September 5 he was arrested
in Kirov and charged with rioting. The accusation is based on a video
showing him passing close to a portable toilet that the demonstrators
had knocked over trying to defend themselves from the riot police.
Although four actors have vauched for him, he is being held in