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Defendant in the «Bolotnaya case» Ivan nepomnyashchih sentenced to 2.5 years in prison

This Tuesday, December 22, the Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow sentenced Ivan nepomnyashchih, the defendant in the so-called «Bolotnaya case», to two and a half years in a General regime colony, reports the website of TV channel «Rain»

The court found him guilty of participation in mass riots (article 212 of the Criminal code) and assault on a police officer (article 318). The article notes that the Prosecutor demanded to sentence nepomniashchikh to 3.5 years in prison.

The prosecution alleges that on 6 may 2012, during a rally on Bolotnaya square, the defendant allegedly used against police violence and «interfered with the detention of other citizens who have committed illegal acts».

Lawyers nepomnyashchih, Olga and Dmitry Dinze, recalled the illegal actions of the police and noted that police officers «remembered» the trauma caused to them two years later when investigators showed them a video of these events.

Nepomniashchikh himself during the trial, said that is not in any political organizations, and on Bolotnaya square have come to Express their civil position. To answer the questions of the Prosecutor, to participate in the debate of the parties and to pronounce the last word he refused, citing the 51st article of the Constitution.

Ivan Sciences became the thirty-third defendant in the «Bolotnaya case»: in early December was arrested anarchist Dmitry Butenkov, also accused of involvement in mass riots and assaulting police officers.

Defendant in the «Bolotnaya case» Ivan nepomnyashchih sentenced to 2.5 years in prison 22.12.2015

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