Court sentenced Kokorin and Mamaev to prison terms
The athletes were found guilty under Article 213 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Hooliganism”) and Article 116 (“Beating”).
The Presnensky District Court of Moscow sentenced Zenit footballer Alexander Kokorin to one and a half years of a general regime colony, Krasnodar football club player Pavel Mamayev to one year and five months in prison. The younger brother of Kokorin, Kirill, received a half year in a colony. A friend of Mamayev, Alexander Protasovitsky, received a year and five months in a prison.
Judge Elena Abramova decided that the guilt of the football players was proved.
"Despite the testimony of the defendants, their guilt is fully confirmed by other evidence," said Abramova during the court session. She noted that Pavel Mamayev, Alexander Kokorin, Kirill Kokorin, and Alexander Protasovitsky committed an intentional infliction of harm to health, acting out of hooligan motives”, an RBC correspondent reported from the courtroom.
Prosecutor Svetlana Tarasova requested the same punishment for the defendants.
The judge excluded a preliminary agreement in the actions of the defendants, Mediazona writes. In addition, she acquitted Kokorin Jr. of an episode of beating one of the participants in a fight in a Moscow’s cafe Coffeemania. However, the judge found the defendants guilty under Part 2 of Art. 213 of the Criminal Code (Hooliganism committed by a group of persons). The Kokorin brothers were also convicted of intentional causing minor bodily harm (Article 115 of the Criminal Code), and Mamayev was convicted of Beating (Article 116 of the Criminal Code). Protasovitsky was charged with both articles.
Each day the athletes spent in a SIZO will be credited as 1.5 days in a colony of general regime.
On 8 October 2018, Krasnodar's midfielder Pavel Mamayev and Zenit’s attacker Alexander Kokorin staged a series of fights: they beat Vitaly Solovchuk, a driver of a Channel One’s host, Denis Pak, the head of the Minpromtorg department, and Sergei Gaysin, the NAMI head. Kokorin Kirill and Alexander Protasovitsky also participated in the fights.