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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pletnev Returns to Thailand

Grammy-winning Russian pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev has returned to Thailand, where he is accused of raping a teenage boy, Russian Consul Andrei Dvornikov told Interfax on Sunday.

Pletnev now has to register with the authorities, the report said. Thai law obliges suspects released on bail to appear in court to register every 12 days.

No date for Pletnev’s trial has been set, and local police sources said earlier that it will not begin before April. The musician has denied wrongdoing.

(MT)