Video records to be examined as part of Moscow rally case against actor Ustinov
MOSCOW, September 30 (RAPSI, Kirill Ryabchikov) – The Moscow City Court on Monday granted motions to watch videos submitted as evidence in a case of actor Pavel Ustinovv, who had been earlier found guilty of inflicting bodily harm to law enforcement officer during an unauthorized rally, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
The court is hearing appeals against Ustinov’s sentence filed both by the defendant and prosecution. However, prosecutors do not challenge the guilty verdict against Ustinov, they believe the sentence should be mitigated. According to the court’s press service, the Prosecutor General’s Office seeks non-custodial punishment for the actor.
The defendant and his defense petition for acquittal.
On September 16, Ustinov was found guilty of inflicting personal injury to a National Guard officer when being arrested during an authorized rally and received 3.5 years behind bars. However, the defendant pleaded not guilty and appealed against the ruling.
According to investigators, the man was an active participant of the unauthorized rally in central Moscow on August 3. While being arrested he resisted a National Guard officer causing him a shoulder point closed dislocation.
The defendant pleaded not guilty.