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Russian artist-actionist Peter Pavlensky passed sentence on the case of arson of the Bank of France on Bastille square in Paris. It is reported by France Info.
The French court found Turkey guilty and was sentenced to three years in prison — one of them to two years of probation. The actionist will remain free, as 11 months he spent in pre-trial detention.
“This is a warning sentence. And since it covers pre-trial detention, the court shall not require again to take you into custody” — quoted the judge’s words news Agency.
In addition, Pavlensky and his civil wife Oksana Shalygina will have to pay 18 thousand 678 euros to cover losses, three thousand euros for moral damages and one thousand Euro for costs and expenses of the Bank. During sentencing, the artist said that he did not intend to pay the fine.
Pavlensky was detained in Paris after he set fire to the entrance of the building of the Paris branch of the Bank in October 2017. He explained his action the desire to start a world revolution. According to French legislation, a person who commits arson may be punished by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of 150 thousand euros.
Actionist left Russia together with Shalygina and children in January 2017 and was granted political asylum in France. Emigration, the artist explained that he is suspected of committing violent acts of a sexual nature.
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