A court in Russia has sentenced eight protesters for rioting and attacking police at a demonstration against Vladimir Putin’s inauguration for a third presidential term in 2012.
Seven of the “Bolotnaya” activists received prison terms of up to four years. An eighth, the only woman on trial, received a suspended sentence.
Outside the court in Moscow, police detained about 200 people who rallied in support of the defendants. (more…)
8th of june, investigation committee of Russian Federation announced, that home of 20 year old Stepan Zimin
, who was detained as a suspect of having taken part to a riot at Bolotnaya square 6th of May was searched. According to police, a walkie-talkie, ski-mask, molotov cocktail and several passports were found. Stepan himself told his lawyer, Denis Deryukin, that during search only his own passport and army documents of his former flatmate were found. What comes to “molotov cocktail”, he said that it was just a bottle of acetone. Zimin is a student of Russian State Humanitarian University, and acetone is necessary to clean up his reenactement regalia. It is not illegal to own masks and walkie-talkies in Russia.
Defence lawyer also told, that an OMON riot police officer had given testimony, claiming to recognise that Zimin threw him with pieces of asphalt, and also broke his finger. Stepan is has not admitted being guilty, and he states that he did not took part of the rioting.
Stepan was among hundreds of other peoples, who got arrested 6th of may. He was originally charged with a misdemeanor according to statute 19.3 of the Russian Administrative Codex, and attempts of investigative committee to charge him with a felony are illegal, as it is not allowed to charge one according to both misdemeanor and felony charges. (more…)
Aleksandr Kolchenko Under investigation and in prison. Address: Kolchenko Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, Lefortovskiy val, 5, p/b 201, 111020 Moscow, RUSSIA
Alexey Gaskarov Alexei is in prison. He was sentenced to 3 years and 6 month in the prison settlement. Address: Alexey Vladimirovich Gaskarov, FKU SIZO-1 UFSIN Rossii po g. Moskve, ul. Matrosskaya tishina, d. 18, 107076 Moscow Russia (Birthday 18th of June 1985)
Alexandra Dukhanina 3,3 years (probation)
Igor Kharchenko Igor is in the prison, but he does not want to receive the letters from strangers
Alexey Polikhovich Alexey is in prison. Address: 390506, Rjazanskaja obl., Rjazanskij r-n, p. Sten’kino. FKU IK-6 UFSIN, Polihovichu Alekseju Alekseevichu, 1990 g.r. Russia (Birthday 29th of August)
Ilya Romanov Under investigation and in prison. Address: Ilya Eduardovich Romanov, 1967 g.r., FKU SIZO-1, ul. Gagarina, d.26-a, 603098, Nizhnii Novrogod, Russia
Alexey Sutuga Alexei is in prison. He was sentenced to 3 years and 1 month in the prison settlement. Address: Alexey Vladimirovich Sutuga, 1986 g.r., FKU SIZO-2 UFSIN Rossii po g. Moskve, ul. Novoslodskaya d. 45 127055 Moscow Russia
Stepan Zimin Stepan is in prison. Address: 301654, Tul’skaja oblast’, g. Novomoskovsk, ul. Central’naja, 27, IK-6 UFSIN, Russia, Ziminu Stepanu Jur’evichu 1992 g.r. (Birthday 18th of January)
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