A dancer accused of organising an attack that nearly blinded the Russian Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director has admitted he told an alleged accomplice to beat him up but not to throw acid.
When I heard what happened to Sergei, I was just in shock. I could not believe that the man who proposed beating him up went ahead and did this thing with acid.
I did not order harm done to this man.
Dmitrichenko and two suspected accomplices were in court today for a hearing at which prosecutors requested they be held in custody over the attack on Sergei Filin.
A prosecutor said the state wants the dancer charged with a crime that is punishable by up to 12 years in prison.
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