In Sri Lanka postponed the trial of the Russians detained for collecting insects

The trial of the Russians detained for collecting insects in Sri Lanka will continue on 2 July, told RIA Novosti at the Russian Embassy in Colombo.

The trial commenced on 28 may, the next meeting was scheduled for June 25.

As I wrote earlier media reports, an employee of the zoo of Rostov-on-don Alexander Ignatenko told the media that he faces up to 40 years in prison for collecting dead insects in Sri Lanka. Andrey and his colleagues were detained by employees of the national Park, which is found in pockets Ignatenko dead bugs. The Russians took the documents and mobile phones, closed for the night in the workroom of the Park and attracted the police, the media wrote.

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka, RIA Novosti confirmed the arrest of Russian citizens and said that the Embassy was able to ensure that they were released from prison under recognizance not to leave.

Later on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry stated that the Russians were detained on 26 February in Nuwara Eliya (Sri Lanka) on charges of "harming the environment by causing death to insects (beetles) and individuals of some species of small animals, the amount of which is established by a consequence".

According to preliminary data, Russians could face a fine, the amount of which will be determined after the establishment of the damage.