This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
01:22

Russia: Protester gets 3.5 years in prison for violence against police

Russian Federation, Moscow
September 16, 2019 at 15:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Moscow's Tverskoy District Court sentenced activist Pavel Ustinov to 3.5 years in general penal colony on Monday for attacking riot police officer during an unauthorised rally in Moscow on August 3.

The court found Ustinov guilty of dislocating a riot police officer’s shoulder. Ustinov has maintained he is innocent and his defence plans to appeal the court’s decision.

His case is the first one against protesters who participated in the unauthorised rally in Moscow on August 3.

Protests have been taking place in Moscow since July after the Central Election Commission disqualified 57 candidates from running in the September 8 city council election, claiming irregularities in the applications.

01:22
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Moscow's Tverskoy District Court sentenced activist Pavel Ustinov to 3.5 years in general penal colony on Monday for attacking riot police officer during an unauthorised rally in Moscow on August 3.

The court found Ustinov guilty of dislocating a riot police officer’s shoulder. Ustinov has maintained he is innocent and his defence plans to appeal the court’s decision.

His case is the first one against protesters who participated in the unauthorised rally in Moscow on August 3.

Protests have been taking place in Moscow since July after the Central Election Commission disqualified 57 candidates from running in the September 8 city council election, claiming irregularities in the applications.

Video Feed
Providing you with the best in breaking news, politics, science, sports, tech, viral and entertainment content
All latest videos
Israel: Israeli Palestinians rally against violence in Nazareth
02:12
Israel: Israeli Palestinians rally against violence in Nazareth
October 22 at 22:18 GMT +00:00
Lebanon: Thousands protest outside Central Bank in Beirut
01:50
Lebanon: Thousands protest outside Central Bank in Beirut
October 22 at 21:36 GMT +00:00
Canada: 'We're happy Liberals got minority' – Quebec reacts to Trudeau victory
01:18
Canada: 'We're happy Liberals got minority' – Quebec reacts to Trudeau victory
October 22 at 21:11 GMT +00:00
France: Farmers flood Strasbourg to protest agricultural reforms
03:18
France: Farmers flood Strasbourg to protest agricultural reforms
October 22 at 19:53 GMT +00:00
UK: Parliament passes Brexit Withdrawal deal but rejects timetablePool for subscribers only
02:24
UK: Parliament passes Brexit Withdrawal deal but rejects timetable
October 22 at 19:39 GMT +00:00
Syria: Syrian Arab Army advances in Hasakah countryside
01:33
Syria: Syrian Arab Army advances in Hasakah countryside
October 22 at 19:22 GMT +00:00
Russia: Putin bids Erdogan farewell after marathon Syria talks in SochiPool for subscribers only
01:10
Russia: Putin bids Erdogan farewell after marathon Syria talks in Sochi
October 22 at 19:22 GMT +00:00
Russia: Moscow and Ankara agree on Syria ‘safe-zone’Pool for subscribers only
03:50
Russia: Moscow and Ankara agree on Syria ‘safe-zone’
October 22 at 18:49 GMT +00:00
Chile: Police use water cannons and tear gas on large crowds
00:55
Chile: Police use water cannons and tear gas on large crowds
October 22 at 18:15 GMT +00:00
Germany: 2,000 tractors flood Hannover as farmers protest agricultural reforms
02:36
Germany: 2,000 tractors flood Hannover as farmers protest agricultural reforms
October 22 at 18:13 GMT +00:00
Iran: Relatives of jailed Iranian scientist urge US for his release
02:21
Iran: Relatives of jailed Iranian scientist urge US for his release
October 22 at 17:42 GMT +00:00
Syria: Assad visits Syrian Arab Army troops in Idlib provincePool for subscribers only
01:04
Syria: Assad visits Syrian Arab Army troops in Idlib province
October 22 at 17:14 GMT +00:00
All latest videos