Nationalist Potkin refused the settlement agreement on the claim at the ECHR


Nationalist Alexander Belov-Potkin, who was convicted in late August of this year to 7.5 years in prison on charges of extremism and the legalization of stolen funds of BTA Bank, refused to accept the Russian government proposed a settlement agreement in his complaint to the ECHR. This was stated by the lawyer Belova-potkina Irina Khrunova.

Belov-Potkin, who has long been a leader of the Movement against illegal immigration (recognized as extremist and banned), and then the movement “Russian”, complained to the ECHR in may of last year. Nationalist considered illegal 15-month detention in jail, decision on which was adopted at different times, the Tver court of Moscow and the Moscow city court. According to Belov-Potkin, his detention was unreasonable because the Criminal procedure code does not provide for a measure of restraint in form of arrest under article 174 of the criminal code (money laundering), which is brought to him.

The offer of settlement contained in the Declaration (have) signed by an authorized Russia at the ECHR, Deputy justice George matyushkinym, which he sent to the ECHR. In exchange for giving detailed consideration to the complaints of the nationalist in the court of the Russian authorities were willing to pay Belov-Potkin 2.5 thousand euros.

According to Hrenovoe, Belov-Potkin welcomes the recognition of the illegal his 15-month detention and delays in the Tverskoy district and Moscow city courts. “However, the proposed amount of compensation in the amount of € 2.5 considers ridiculous and unacceptable. What September 2, 2016 he informed the ECHR,” said Khrunova.

At the time of writing the Ministry of justice did not provide comment about the proposal Matyushkin Belov-Potkin.

In addition to imprisonment in a colony of 7.5 years, the Meshchansky court of Moscow decided to recover from the Belov-Potkin almost 5 billion rubles under the claim of BTA Bank. The Prosecutor asked to sentence potkina to nine years of a General regime. The defense demanded acquittal, saying that Potkin was the victim of slander. He himself during the trial pleaded not guilty, calling the case political.

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