Sakha Republic: Former local MP’s son tried for drug possession for second time
A criminal case has been opened against former Head of the Promishlenny district (Sakha republic) Aleksandr Podgolov’s younger son Dmitry.
The young man is accused of illegal purchase and possession of drugs in large quantities. He will face trial on May 11.
30-year-old Dmitry Podgolov was arrested with a large batch of drugs in the spring of 2017, according to investigators. This is not his first time. The police had arrested him with a bag of synthetic cannabinoids on January 15, 2013. Back then, he claimed he had to reserve to taking drugs due to having lost a child and being very depressed. Court took it into account and gave him a 3 year-long suspended sentence and fined him for 10,000 rubles.
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.