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Russia: Udaltsov and Razvozzhayev found guilty of inciting 2012 riot POOL00:56

Russia: Udaltsov and Razvozzhayev found guilty of inciting 2012 riot POOL

Russian Federation, Moscow
July 24, 2014 at 17:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Left Front opposition movement leader Sergei Udaltsov and opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev received a 4 and a half year prison sentence by Moscow City Court on Thursday, for inciting a riot during a 2012 anti-government protest.

The action took place at Bolotnaya Square in Moscow on May 6, 2012, shortly before Vladimir Putin’s presidential inauguration. On that day several Russian opposition parties held a sanctioned rally against alleged violations during the 2011 parliamentary polls.

Previously, prosecutors demanded that the duo be sentenced to eight years in prison. The maximum punishment for organizing mass unrest which results in violence or destruction of property is 10 years behind bars.

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Left Front opposition movement leader Sergei Udaltsov and opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev received a 4 and a half year prison sentence by Moscow City Court on Thursday, for inciting a riot during a 2012 anti-government protest.

The action took place at Bolotnaya Square in Moscow on May 6, 2012, shortly before Vladimir Putin’s presidential inauguration. On that day several Russian opposition parties held a sanctioned rally against alleged violations during the 2011 parliamentary polls.

Previously, prosecutors demanded that the duo be sentenced to eight years in prison. The maximum punishment for organizing mass unrest which results in violence or destruction of property is 10 years behind bars.

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