Opposition leader Sergei Mokhnatkin was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for the disruption of the colony’s work in the city of Kotlas (Arkhangelsk oblast). This was reported by his lawyer Sergei Andropov. “The Prosecutor’s office asked the judge gave, though less than a month,” said Andropov.
We are talking about the criminal case under part 2 of article 321 of the criminal code (disorganization of the institutions providing the isolation from society). It was sent to the court in may last year.
The reason for the charges was a conflict that took place on March 4. According to the Mokhnatkina, he was beaten by six officers of the Federal penitentiary service after he refused to be transported to colonies in prison without papers for translation. The Federal penitentiary service claims that the prisoner refused to obey the lawful demands of the authorities.
Mokhnatkin was detained in Moscow in December 2013 at the rally “Strategy 31”. A year later the Tver court of Moscow found him guilty of using violence to the officer of the law and sentenced to 4.5 years of imprisonment. In April 2015, the Moscow city court recognised a sentence lawful.
In June 2016, Mokhnatkin was sentenced to 11 months in prison on charges of insulting a representative of authorities.