Dagestan district courts began publishing the texts of the first decisions in cases of administrative offenses against participants in the pogrom at Makhachkala airport on the night of October 30. The texts of the decisions were studied by Mediazona.
In the Supreme Court of the Republic, when talking about punishments for pogroms, they referred to the decisions of the Sovetsky District Court of Makhachkala. This is what the same type of decisions of judge Khabib Gadzhiev, which have already been published by the court, look like: “Full name1 at 03 hours 15 minutes DD.MM.YYYYyy., being in a public place, at <address> “B” used obscene language, behaved aggressively, did not respond to comments to stop illegal actions, thereby disobeying the legal demands of the police officer.”
According to the cards on the court’s website, these cases were received on October 31 and November 1, all of them deal with Article 20.1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation – petty hooliganism, although some of the cases are indicated on the website under the article on disobedience to the police (19.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). In total, there are 15 similar cases in the Soviet court. As previously reported in the Supreme Court, in the overwhelming majority (nine) of published decisions, the judge sentenced everyone to six days of arrest, and only Ruslan Abdurzaev refused to admit guilt and received ten days.
Moreover, from the decision on Abdurzaev it becomes clear that the “B” at the end of the address in the text of the resolution is not terminal “B”, but a completely different place. “At the court hearing, FULL NAME1… did not admit guilt and explained that DD.MM.YYYY at 02:35 he was at <address> “B”, near the republican drug treatment center, did not violate public order, did not use gross obscene language,” the document says, the drug treatment center is located in Makhachkala on Shota Rustaveli Street, 57B.
In addition to cases of hooliganism and disobedience, which may be related to everyday situations, since November 30, Dagestan courts have already received 82 protocols under the “rally” Article 20.2 of the Administrative Code. The majority (56) came to the Karabudakhkent District Court, which is located half an hour from the airport, another 18 cases came to the Khasavyurt City Court.
So far, only decisions from the Khasavyurt court have been published, two decisions are almost identical and tell how the person involved “participated in an unauthorized rally at <address> Republic of Dagestan, blocking the movement of pedestrians and vehicles.” One of those brought to justice said in court that he was “just passing by,” while another admitted guilt. Both received two days of arrest.
It is known that on October 28, it was on this day that active anti-Semitic protests began in the North Caucasus, residents of Khasavyurt gathered near the Flamingo Hotel after reports that a “face similar in appearance to an Israeli citizen.” The crowd threw stones at the hotel windows and demanded that guests show themselves.
According to the established practice of Russian security forces, repeated administrative punishments began to be applied to those detained after the pogrom. Thus, on November 30, in the Karabudakhkent district court, Vugar Aliyev was punished for petty hooliganism, but two days later the court received a new protocol, where Aliyev was accused of organizing an illegal rally. Repeated “rally” protocols were also drawn up against Buvaysar Magomedov and Khabib Magomedov.
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On October 29, people with Palestinian flags went to Makhachkala airport, where a flight from Israel was supposed to land. They tried to find the Jews and then broke into the airfield. According to the latest data, 20 people were injured in clashes with security forces.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that a total of 83 participants in the pogrom at the airport were detained. The case under the article on organizing mass riots accompanied by violence was opened immediately, on October 29. The Investigative Committee reported that it had identified more than 20 “active participants in mass riots” suspected in a criminal case.
Also, within three days after the pogrom, 15 participants in the assault at the airport were placed under administrative arrest. Eight of them were sent to special detention centers under the article of “obstructing transport infrastructure” during an uncoordinated rally (Part 6.1 of Article 20.2 of the Administrative Code). Two more people were assigned 60 hours of compulsory work due to “health conditions” under the same article. Seven were arrested under reports of “petty hooliganism” (Article 20.1 of the Administrative Code).
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