Basmanny court of Moscow on Monday, December 7, was sent to jail opposition activist Ildar Dadina for participation in unsanctioned protests.
As reported TASS, the oppositionist was sentenced to imprisonment for a term of three years with punishment serving in a standard regime penal colony.
Dadina was charged with four episodes of participation in inconsistent with the authorities protests 6 August, 23 August, 13 September and 5 December 2014, when he and his supporters have blocked for a few minutes Myasnitskaya street in Central Moscow. He was arrested on 30 January and 3 February placed under house arrest.
The activist was found guilty under article 212.1 of the criminal code («the Repeated violation of the established procedure of organizing or holding meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches or picketing»), the maximum penalty for which is five years of imprisonment.
Dadina case was the first criminal case under article 212.1, included in the criminal code in the summer of 2014 and providing for criminal responsibility for four of the indictment decision on article 20.2 of the administrative code (violation of order of carrying out public activities) for six months.
At the moment, similar criminal proceedings have been initiated against opposition activists Mark Galperin, Irina Kalmykova and Vladimir ionov.