Navalny’s supporter sentenced to 10 months in prison
The convict was immediately released because he had served time in a pre-trial detention center.
The Tverskoy District Court of Moscow sentenced Konstantin Saltykov, an activist of the headquarters Alexey Navalny, to 10 months in prison for assaulting a policeman during a rally. According to the newly-adopted method of sentence calculation, according to which one day in a detention facility equals one and a half days in the prison, the convict has already served the term and was released in the courtroom, News.ru reports.
According to the prosecution, at a rally of January 28 held as part of the All-Russian Campaign Voter Strikes, Saltykov hit a policeman several times. The court found the activist guilty of violence that is not dangerous to the life and health of a law enforcement officer (part 1 of Article 318 CCRF). Saltykov himself pleaded innocent.
The Voter Strikes were held in dozens of Russian cities to boycott the presidential elections of 2018. As a result, the police detained 371 people, about 120 of them were arrested and fined. One of the first detainees was Alexey Navalny, who organized the event.
The release of authoritative thief-in-law Tariel Oniani (Taro) became a milestone event for the criminal world. The conflict with followers of Ded Khasan was put on hold for the duration of his almost 10-year-old prison term – the rival parties were waiting for the first steps of Taro. However, the law enforcement authorities decided to procrastinate the intrigue further and detained the crowned thief for 40 days immediately after his release. Still, taking that ‘thief № 1’ Shakro Molodoy is serving a prison term, his successor Shishkan keeps low profile, while other thieves-in-law are either abroad or disorganized, Taro has a chance to reassert himself as a serious power.