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.
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