Woman sentenced for sharing video turns down pardon in favor of other inmates
MOSCOW, February 13 (RAPSI, Lyudmila Klenko) – Yevgeniya Chudnovets, kindergarten teacher, who was sentenced for distribution of pornography by sharing video in a social network, will not seek out pardon, lawyer Aleksey Bushmakov wrote on his Facebook page on Monday.
Friend of Chudnovets, Andrey Myasnikov, confirmed this information on his account. “I turn down pardon in favor of three girls who were sentenced for long terms, they were separated from their children,” Chudnovets said, according to Myasnikov.
Earlier, the Prosecutor’s Office for the Kurgan Region has filed a motion with the Kurgan Regional Court to send the criminal case for retrial.
According to the case documents, Chudnovets published video, where little child was shown naked, on the Vkontakte social network. Aleksey Bushmakov earlier told RAPSI that this was a video made by someone else, shared by Chudnovets to bring attention to situation in recreational camps for children. She was sentenced to six months in a penal colony.
Later, the appellate commission for the Kurgan Regional Court ruled to change her sentence to five months. Prosecutors asked to choose another punishment for Chudnovets, one not related to imprisonment. During the initial hearings prosecutors asked for five years in prison.