On August 11 an undergraduate engineering student Valery Kostenok, 20, was arrested after law enforcement stormed and searched his apartment. Similarly to Yegor Zhukov and Daniil Konon, he is charged with "mass riots" and is facing up to 8 years in prison. The reason for bringing these charges against Valery is that he threw two plastic bottles in the direction of the police during the brutal crackdown on the protesters on July 27. Kostenok admitted throwing the bottles, however, he stated that when he threw them he was in a state of extreme emotional disturbance and does not believe his actions could harm the police officers physically or emotionally. On August 12 the court ruled to put Valery in detention for 2 months, even though the prosecution suggested releasing the student on bail.