Blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky going during probation to work together with the mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman. Words of a convict leads “Interfax”.
“Try to justify the trust and, as I said, along with Roizman will take part in the projects. He offered me” — said the young man told reporters.
According to him, which leads TASS, he said the verdict is “almost an acquittal”.
His lawyer Alexei Bashmakov intends to appeal the court’s decision. “This is an unconditional victory in the modern Russian realities. Sokolowski remains at large. In any case the defence considers the sentence illegal and unfounded,” said the lawyer. According to him, in violation.
“Protection is simply obliged to appeal to the ECHR with a complaint against such actions of the trial, and one such petition is already in Strasbourg. She served on the unjust detention Sokolowski. As the verdict of guilty took place, Sokolovsky will lay down all restrictions, which are provided for the activities allegedly connected to extremism,” the lawyer added. He explained that meant, in particular, the inclusion in the so-called extremist list, the blocking of Bank accounts, the inability of free movement.
In turn, the prosecution, which asked for three and a half years in prison, a sentence upheld. Former Prosecutor General Valentin Stepankov, who was quoted by the national news service (NSN), believes that “real time is prohibitive punishment for this crime.”
Earlier on Thursday, may 11, Verkh-Isetsky court of Yekaterinburg sentenced a blogger to three years and six months imprisonment. He was found guilty of inciting hatred or enmity (article 282 of the criminal code on extremist activity), but also insult of feelings of believers and the illicit trafficking of special technical means (during the search he found a pen with a video camera).
4 APR Roizman acted as a defense witness at the trial, stating that Sokolowski has “youthful nihilism.” According to the mayor, the optimal punishment would be a public reprimand. “To attend a course of lectures on the principles of human ethics. As a condition to receive higher education, to work out something for the improvement of the city or in shelters,” added Roizman.