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A resident of Ekaterinburg Stanislaus Melnichenko, who participated in protests against the construction of a temple on the site of the city square, was sentenced to six months hard labor for insulting a representative of authorities. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the press service of the Verkh-Isetsky regional court.
According to the interlocutor of the Agency, Melnichenko convicted under article 319 of the Russian criminal code(“Insult of representative of power”).
29 may, Melnichenko was fined 12 thousand rubles for violation of the rules of the meeting. The man told the publication, “OVD-info”, that he was not involved in the action and just stood by. According to him, 18 may, the police made him record, putting him as a participant in the protest and demanded to admit to abusive swearing in the course of the action.
Earlier in June, the court has fined on 20 thousand rubles a resident of Ekaterinburg Anna Baldino found guilty of organizing an unsanctioned public event. Before 30 activists were sent under administrative arrest for a period from 2 to 15 days.
In may in Yekaterinburg stroyploshadka during the week, like the protests against the appearance of the Cathedral of St. Catherine in the Park. The townspeople cut down the fence, broke through the protected area with the requirement to preserve the square, came into conflict with the guards and security forces. After these events and the reaction of President Vladimir Putin, who pointed out the importance to consider the opinion of the population, the regional authorities agreed to conduct an opinion poll about the location for the construction of the temple.
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