Minsk court refuses to commute crime lord Gela Galsky's punishment

Minsk court refuses to commute crime lord Gela Galsky's punishment
Gela Kardava

Gela Kardava will soon be convoyed to a Belarus prison; the country is known for its tough-on-crime-lords policy.

The Minsk City Court dismissed the motion of the attorney of crime lord Gela Kardava aka Gela Galsky, refusing to commutes Kardava's sentence.

Kardava was convicted of violation of article 380, part 2 (forgery) of the Belarus Criminal Code and sentenced to three years in medium security prison, as CrimeRussia reported earlier.

Belarus police and the Russian MIA Main Criminal Investigation Department arrested Gela Kardava in the Minsk Airport with a fake passport when he tried to fly to Istanbul in January 2018. He also had other fake documents on him.

Kardava became a crime lord 22 years ago. This was his first prison sentence. He will soon be convoyed to a Belarus prison. It is worth mentioning that Aleksandr Kushnerov aka Kushner Gomelsky, a Belarus crime lord and Gela Kardava's ally, effectively supervises all Belarus prisons.

However, the Belarus Federal Penitentiary Department has a tough-on-crime-lords policy that aims to make crime lords changes their ways. One gets additional prison time for smallest misconduct in Belarus prisons. This happened to Belarus crime lord Dmitry Galeev last year.

Let us remind you that Gizo Kardava, Gela Kardava's brother, was even less lucky. The Russian MIA Main Criminal Investigation Department arrested him basically at the same time as his brother for using a fake passport in the Vnukovo Airport. Later, the Solntsevsky District Court (Moscow) deported him to Turkey. Vladimir Kolokoltsev, the head of the Russian MIA, personally signed the document that banned Gizo Kardava from entering Russia ever again.

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