Dading was released

Ildar Dading

Activist Ildar Dading, justified this week the Supreme court of Russia, on Sunday, February 26, was released. About the penal colony №5 in Altai region in Rubtsovsk he meets his wife Anastasia Zotova, sister, activists of the local branch of the “Yabloko” party and journalists, reports “New newspaper”.

February 22, the Supreme court overturned a guilty verdict against the Dading and decided to release him (asked for not only protection but also the Prosecutor). However, for several days did not let him go — this was due to the delay in the colony of court documents.

Dading became the first convicted under article 212.1 of the criminal code “Repeated violation of the established procedure of organizing or holding meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches or picketing”. She joined the penal code in July 2014. The maximum punishment on it — five years of imprisonment.

In December 2015 the activist was sentenced to three years General regime colony (was charged with four counts of participation in uncoordinated protests in Moscow). In March 2016, the term was reduced to six months. In December of the same year he complained to the constitutional court, which decided that the case should be reviewed. On the basis of the decision of the COP protection Dading and appealed to the Supreme court.

To the colony in the Altai region Dading came from Karelia, where, according to him, he was subjected to torture. The case for this reason to initiate refused, however, the place of punishment is still changed. At the end of February 2017, the Prosecutor’s office of Karelia, quashed in November 2016, the resolution of the Republican Department of the Investigative Committee about refusal in initiation of proceedings and sent the materials on new consideration.