Yekaterinburg “pokemon catcher” received a suspended sentence (expanded version)

Ekaterinburg. May 11. INTERFAX – Verkh-Isetskiy district court of Yekaterinburg on Thursday announced the conviction of blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky, who played in the Church of Yekaterinburg in the game of “Pockemon Go”.

The court appointed R. Sokolowski, the sentence of three and a half years of imprisonment conditionally.

“Wine Sokolovsky established,” said the judge.

The court considered that the correction of the R. Sokolowski possible without actual imprisonment.

According to the verdict, R. Sokolowski was found guilty of nine counts of crimes under part 1 of article 282 (inciting hatred or enmity, and humiliation of human dignity) and the seven crimes under part 1 of article 148 of the criminal code (public actions expressing clear disrespect for society and committed to insult the religious feelings of believers).

The verdict also notes that the young man without permission, purchased special equipment, handle with built-in DVR, which was discovered in his apartment during the search, whereupon was found guilty of illicit trafficking of these funds (article 138.1 OF THE CRIMINAL CODE).

The court found aggravating circumstances of the case, as mitigating circumstances considered that it helps mother and apologized to those affected by his actions.

Meanwhile, the Prosecutor General of Russia stated that they consider reasonable and balanced position of the prosecution on this case, demanding real term of imprisonment to the defendant, but did not comment on the sentence itself.

“The position of regional, regional Prosecutor’s office have for this reason. I’m not in the least expose them to doubt – on the contrary, my colleagues and solidarities. If they did, I am more than confident that their position was balanced,” – said the official representative of the Prosecutor General of Russia Alexander Kurennoy Thursday the radio station “Moscow speaking”.

As for judicial decisions, he continued, “the court and comment”.

When asked to compare this sentence with another infamous case – the “Pussy Riot”, A. Kurennoy said, “This is a fairly new that is called “young” articles of the Criminal code, and to ensure that they have been worked out and created some practice, of course, it will take time”.

“And probably there’d maybe stumble on difficult cases, and after such a tough history to come to the already established law enforcement practice. What we are witnessing is one of the most striking examples where the practice is more or less fixed, and she begins to show itself as really justice,” said A. Kurennoy.