Moscow court receives results of disabled convict’s medical examination
MOSCOW, July 17 (RAPSI, Lyudmila Klenko) - Moscow’s Timiryazevsky District Court has registered a report on medical examination results of Anton Mamayev, a wheelchair person sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for armed robbery, submitted by the Federal Penitentiary Service, the court’s press office told RAPSI on Monday.
According to the medical report, Mamayev is suffering from an illness included in the list of diseases that prevent serving of punishment, a court’s representative said. Under the law, the court is to decide on Mamayev’s restrictive measure within 3 days.
Earlier, Russia’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova visited Mamayev in a hospital. According to the ombudsman, Mamayev is suffering from a complex of serious including Spinal Muscular Atrophy. She filed a petition with the Moscow City Court seeking release Anton Mamayev and a request with the Federal Penitentiary Service to speed up his medical examination.
In late June, Moscow’s Timiryazevsky District Court found Mamayev and his alleged accomplice Vasily Seroshtanov guilty of robbery with the use of force. Mamayev received 4.5 years in prison, Seroshtanov was sentenced to 3 years in prison.
According to the Moscow City Court, the lower court’s judge during delivering the judgment took into consideration nature and level of public danger of the committed crime qualified as serious, identity of the defendants and their role in the crime, presence of mitigating circumstances or absence of aggravating circumstances, and gave them sentence within sanctions prescribed by the law. The Timiryazevsky District Court’s ruling reads that the court took into account that Mamayev’s illness is not included in the list of diseases approved by the order of the Health Ministry and the Justice Ministry.
Defense lawyers have filed an appeal against the sentence and a motion demanding to release Mamayev from jail. The date for hearing an appeal against his sentence has not been set yet.