Russia: first sentence handed down for article on misprision of felony upon Yarovaya's package
A resident of the Astrakhan region was mulcted 70 thousand rubles for having concealed information about his friend joining the ranks of militants.
Representative of the Prosecutor's Office of the Astrakhan region Yulia Svitina said that the Kirov District Court of Astrakhan has sentenced a local resident Ulukbek Gafurov, finding him guilty of failing to report the crime. "U. Gafurov is guilty under Art. 205.6 of the Criminal Code (Misprision of a Felony) and sentenced to a fine of 70 thousand rubles," Interfax quoted her words. "It has been established that he, having reliable information that his friend has been trained in militant camps and later fought on the side of the terrorists, did not report it to law enforcement authorities," Mrs. Svitina added.
Earlier, Chechen investigators have opened a criminal case for misprision of a felony against the resident of Grozny, who knew that his friend was preparing to join the rebels in Syria, but did not disclose this.
The Constitutional Legislation and Statecraft Committee of the Federation Council will monitor the enforcement of Yarovaya's package. According to author of the initiative Senator Anton Belyakov, there are many instances when the law allows "some excesses". If the Committee fixes it, the Chamber will develop a draft amendment to it.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).