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Russia: Protester given fine for violence against police and released01:09

Russia: Protester given fine for violence against police and released

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 6, 2019 at 10:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pavel Novikov, a man who participated in an unauthorised Moscow protest in July, was found guilty of violence against public authority which did not lead to any serious consequences according to Russian criminal law and was given a fine of 120,000 Roubles ($1,880) in the Tverskoy district court in Moscow on Friday.

During the rally in July, Novikov hit a police officer with a plastic bottle. Novikov pled guilty to the charges. Novikov was released after the judge issued the verdict.

Upon being released, Novikov stated: "I am very disappointed about this situation. And, in fact, I do not belong to any opposition movements."

The initial fine given to Novikov amounted to 150,000 Roubles ($2,350). However, due to the fact that Novikov has been in prison since October 29, the fine was reduced to 120,000 Roubles ($1,880).

Several other protesters have been charged over the unsanctioned gatherings held during the summer in the Russian capital.

The demonstrations started in June in support of disqualified Moscow City Council election candidates.

Russia: Protester given fine for violence against police and released01:09
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Pavel Novikov, a man who participated in an unauthorised Moscow protest in July, was found guilty of violence against public authority which did not lead to any serious consequences according to Russian criminal law and was given a fine of 120,000 Roubles ($1,880) in the Tverskoy district court in Moscow on Friday.

During the rally in July, Novikov hit a police officer with a plastic bottle. Novikov pled guilty to the charges. Novikov was released after the judge issued the verdict.

Upon being released, Novikov stated: "I am very disappointed about this situation. And, in fact, I do not belong to any opposition movements."

The initial fine given to Novikov amounted to 150,000 Roubles ($2,350). However, due to the fact that Novikov has been in prison since October 29, the fine was reduced to 120,000 Roubles ($1,880).

Several other protesters have been charged over the unsanctioned gatherings held during the summer in the Russian capital.

The demonstrations started in June in support of disqualified Moscow City Council election candidates.

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