Сourt repeals early release of Revda underboss Palych

Сourt repeals early release of Revda underboss Palych
Nikolay Smovzh Photo: Dmitry Shevaldin / URA.RU

Nikolay Smovzh will continue serving 19 years of the strict regime.

The Sverdlovsk Regional Court canceled the early release of mob Nikolay Smovzh, also known as Palych, for health reasons. This is reported by URA.RU with reference to senior assistant to the prosecutor of the region Marina Kanatov.

In March 2018, the judge of the Verkh-Isetsky Court of Yekaterinburg decided to release criminal Smovzh, who was sentenced to 19 years of the strict regime. The judge called a severe illness of the mob the reason for his early release. In August, the decision was confirmed by the Sinarsky District Court of Kamensk-Uralsky.

The Prosecutor's Office appealed against the release of Smovzh. The agency insisted that the mob got the disease back in the 1980s, and it was not taken into account when the judgment was passed. Also, the Prosecutor's Office noted that the doctor who conducted the examination had no license. The release of Palych, according to the version of the supervisory authority, would not contribute to correction and justice.

Nikolay Smovzh is known as the underboss of Revda. In 2016, he was sentenced to 19 years in a strict-regime colony for assaulting two people in 2007, and also for shooting a visitor at the Pampasi cafe in 2004. Also, the investigation proved the involvement of Smovzh in several murders in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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