Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to pardon two persons convicted of treason of the inhabitants of Sochi Marina Janjgava and Annika Kesyan. Documents published on the official portal of legal information Saturday, July 29.
Women were found guilty that in 2008 (before the conflict with Georgia) have sent to their friends in Georgia SMS on the movement of military equipment by rail in the direction of Abkhazia.
Janjgava and Kesyan exempt from further punishment in form of imprisonment. The amount of penalty that need to pay Janjgava, is reduced to the size of already committed payments.
The documents noted that they enter into force after 10 days from the date of publication.
Only in cases of treason were held simultaneously three of the inhabitant of Sochi: Janjgava, Kesyan and Inga Tutisani. July 4, their defense appealed to the Supreme court to appeal. According to lawyer Ivan Pavlov, in the sentencing of the courts of the first instance made of a material breach. “In particular, the information that my clients transferred in SMS messages, because of their vulnerability and accessibility, could not be classified as state secrets,” said the lawyer.
In 2015 Kesyan sentenced under the article on treason to eight years in prison. In 2013, Janjgava was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment on the same charge, and in 2014-m Tutisani received six years. The first two in 2008 (before the armed conflict with Georgia) have sent to their friends in Georgia SMS on the movement of military equipment by rail in the direction of Abkhazia. Tutisani in 2009 sent a message that in the territorial waters of Abkhazia are the ships of the Russian Navy.
In March 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned a resident of Sochi, Oksana Sewaside, which had previously also been convicted of a TEXT about going to Georgia military equipment.