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After jailed Moscow protester raps in court, Oxxxymiron offers to collaborate with him on a new track

The Moscow City Court has rejected an appeal from Samariddin Radzhabov’s attorneys asking that Radzhabov be permitted to await trial outside jail. Radzhabov stands accused of throwing a plastic water bottle at a Russian National Guard employee; he denies the charges against him.

During a hearing to determine whether Radzhabov would remain in jail through the end of the year, the defendant attempted to perform a rap piece about his case. The judge interrupted Radzhabov’s performance. Among those present in the courtroom at the time was star Russian rapper Oxxxymiron.

At the end of the hearing, Oxxxymiron approached Radzhabov and asked with which rapper he would most like to collaborate on a song. When the latter named Oxxxymiron himself, the rapper responded, “That’s that, then, I hear you.” Oxxxymiron has actively supported defendants in the “Moscow case” that has been used to charge election protesters with mass rioting and other crimes.

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