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The court fined a Muscovite for using pepper spray on a security officer; he came to his home without a uniform before the rally for Navalny

The Timiryazevsky District Court of Moscow imposed a fine of 25 thousand rubles on 23-year-old Daniil Pimenov in the case of using a gas canister on a police officer. Human rights activist Alexey Pryanishnikov reported this with reference to lawyer Anri Tsiskarishvili.

The case was opened on June 2. Then, before the June 4 rally for Alexei Navalny’s birthday, police went around activists and people who had previously participated in protests to give them warnings. In Moscow, several people had an “inspection of the premises” at their homes, after which they were detained under an administrative article about “disobedience” to the police (19.3 of the Administrative Code).

Pimenov, who was previously fined for participating in a rally in support of Navalny, said that on the morning of June 2, a man in civilian clothes came to his apartment and, without specifying, said that he had brought him some kind of warning. After that, according to the Muscovite, the man began to threaten him and hit him. In response, Pimenov closed the door, having first sprayed pepper spray into the corridor three times.

The attacker turned out to be a policeman without a uniform, and a criminal case was opened against Pimenov for using violence against a security officer. Initially, the Investigative Committee considered that the actions of the Muscovite were “dangerous to the health” of the policeman (Part 2 of Article 318 of the Criminal Code). During the investigation, the qualifications of the charges were softened (Part 1 of Article 318 of the Criminal Code).

After the arrest, Daniil Pimenov was sent to a pre-trial detention center. Today, after the verdict was announced, he was released in the courtroom.


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