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Russian court to review actor's jailing after outcry

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Moscow court will review the terms of detention of an actor jailed over an opposition rally after a public outcry, it said on Thursday.

Pavel Ustinov, 23, was sentenced on Monday to three and a half years in jail for dislocating a police officer’s shoulder during his detention at an Aug. 3 rally in Moscow. He denied the charges and said he had not taken part in the protest.

The Moscow court said it would rule on a request from prosecutors on Friday, meaning that Ustinov could potentially be freed from custody this week.

(Reporting by Anton Zverev and Maxim Rodionov; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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