The head of the armed forces endorses the decriminalization of articles of the criminal code for violations at rallies
The position of the Supreme court itself has not yet been determined.
MOSCOW, February 28. /TASS/. Supreme Court Chairman Vyacheslav Lebedev agrees with the initiative on decriminalization of article 212.1 of the criminal code providing for criminal liability for violations at the rallies which were condemned Ildar Dading.
I can’t say about the position of the Supreme court, we are still this question is not discussed. My position — I personally soglasovanie Libelemental the Supreme Court
Article 212.1 was introduced in the criminal code in July 2014 and provides for criminal liability for repeated violation of order of organizing or holding meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches or picketing.
In December 2015, the Basmanny court of Moscow sentenced the Dading to three years of imprisonment, having recognized guilty on four counts of participation in an inconsistent stock in 2014. In 2016, the sentence was commuted to two and a half years.
Dading was the only one who has been convicted under this article
On 10 February, the constitutional court ruled that the case Dading will be reviewed, and the article 212.1 of the criminal code is subject to change. The Supreme court of the Russian Federation on representation of the Chairman Vyacheslav Lebedev, on 22 February, reviewed the verdict and decided to cancel, manufacture on criminal case to stop, and the Dading free. 26 Feb Dading was released from prison in the Altai region.