Orel MP gets drunk in karaoke club, insults police officer, now faces community service
Orel Region Council MP representing the Russian Communist Party, Andrey Chizhov, got drunk in a karaoke club and began cursing police officers and calling them "fascists."
The Orel Region Magistrates’ Court has sentenced MP Chizhov to 260 hours of community service, according to Kommersant.
The court convicted MP Chizhov of violation of article 319 (Insult of a Representative of Power) of the Russian Criminal Code. The MP is going to appeal the decision.
Chizhov was explaining what had happed in the Noch karaoke club to police officers on October 15, 2016, according to the case file. A buddy of his had begun making trouble; intoxicated Chizhov stepped in and got into an argument with the club security.
Chizhov insulted police officers in front of another person when in a police cruiser.
Chizhov was then arrested, according to the Orel media. It was at this point when he called the officers "fascists." Chizhov was kicked from the Russian Communist Party in December of 2016. However, he remained an MP.
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Saburova believes that the Russian authorities violated articles 2 and 5 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, guaranteeing the right to life, as well as the right to freedom and personal inviolability.