Nationalist Dmitry Demushkin left colony ahead of time

Nationalist Dmitry Demushkin left colony ahead of time
Dmitry Demushkin in court Photo: TASS, Artem Korotaev

The participant of the Russian March was convicted for pictures posted on the social network.

The Petushinsky District Court of the Vladimir region released nationalist Dmitry Demushkin from correctional colony No. 2, he was found guilty of extremism because of two photos from the Russian March published on the social network. The court made the decision after partial decriminalization of part 1 of Art. 282 of the Criminal Code, TASS reports.

“I was supposed to be released on March 7, but the Petushinsky court decided to release me today, without ten days to appeal the decision. The prosecutors did not appear at the court session,” said Demushkin.

On April 25, 2017, the Nagatinsky District Court of Moscow sentenced Demushkin to 2.5 years in a general regime colony for posting photos in 2014 with the aim of inciting hatred and hostility to a particular group of people. Demushkin denied guilt, as all the banners of the Russian March were checked by the police before the event. Then no claims to the images were sounded.

On December 27, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the law “On Amendments to Article 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation”, which introduced the decriminalization of a first-time crime, corresponding to an article that covers inciting hatred or enmity, and humiliating of human dignity.

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