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Nikita Chirtsov (pictured - left) Nikita Chirtsov (pictured left)
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the Moscow city court reduced the sentence to the defendant in the “Moscow business” Nikita Circulo to 11 months in prison and released him in the courtroom. Chirtsov was sentenced to a year in prison under part 1 of article 318 of the criminal code (use of violence against a representative of authorities).

According to the prosecution, on the action against the non-admission of independent candidates to the elections to the Moscow city Duma on 27 July Chirtsov intentionally pushed a police officer with both hands in the chest and caused him physical pain. The injured policeman at one of the meetings said that felt no pain, but “just moved back”. He also refused the monetary compensation of 15 thousand rubles, which he moved side Chirtsova.

Lawyer Alexander Borkov, who represented Chirtsova in court, according to “OVD-info” that the judge ruled out the use of violence as an aggravating feature and on this basis reduced the sentence to 11 months. It is expected that Chirtsov will be released today. Now he is in prison Kursk. In court, he participated via video link.

Chirtsov was arrested on 27 July in Moscow and fined 12 thousand rubles under article about violation of the rules of the campaign (part 5 of article 20.2 of the administrative code). In the court he stated that he “composed of a group of citizens participated in a public event in the form of a rally and shouted slogans thematic content”.

Chirtsova Subsequently declared wanted in the case of violence against a representative of authorities and participation in “mass riots” (article 212 of the criminal code). In August he was arrested in Minsk and deported to Moscow, banning entry to Belarus for 10 years. At the same time the arrival in Moscow of egabout arrested immediately, but after a few days.

Chirtsov was in custody from September 2019. In December he was sentenced to one year in prison. Chirtsov not pleaded guilty. Subject to the rules of classification of period of stay in the detention center, he served 11 of the 12 appointed months in a General regime colony, said TASS.