Case Dading reconsider
The constitutional court (CC) of Russia took a decision to review the case of opposition leader Ildar Dading, first convicted in Russia for multiple violations at rallies. This is stated in the materials of the court, reports TASS.
In addition, the COP has proposed to amend article 212.1 of the Criminal code of Russian Federation (“the Repeated violation of the established procedure of organizing or holding meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches or picketing”).
The court came to the conclusion that the formal repeated violation of the rules of holding rallies, criminal liability can not occur
“If violation of the established procedure informed not less than three times within 180 days of a formal nature, it cannot be regarded as constitutionally permissible. Criminal liability may occur only in case if the act caused harm to citizens, public security and other values”, — said the Chairman of the COP Valery Zorkin.
Dading is located in IK-5 in Altai Krai, where it in January brought from penal colony No. 7 in Segezha. In FSIN declared that the transfer was effected in order to ensure personal safety. In November 2016 Dading complained about the beatings in the IR-7. As a result of check in the regional Department of the Investigative Committee stated that the violations of the rights of the convicted person have been identified.
The dading brought to criminal responsibility under article 212.1 of the criminal code, envisaging responsibility for a public event. He was found guilty on four counts of participation in uncoordinated protests. In December 2015, the oppositionist was sentenced to three years in a General regime colony. In March 2016, his term was reduced to 2.5 years of imprisonment.