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Moscow Court Sentences June 12 Anticorruption Protester


A court in Moscow has sentenced a man to 30 months in prison over violence at an anticorruption rally in the Russian capital in June.

Moscow’s Tver District Court sentenced Rasim Iskakov on September 6.

Iskakov had pleaded guilty to attacking two police officers during the protest, but defense lawyer Kaloi Alkhigov said the sentence would be appealed.

An estimated 1,560 supporters of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny were detained during the June 12 anticorruption demonstrations in cities and towns across Russia, including 866 detained in Moscow and 548 detained in St. Petersburg.

Most of the detainees were released the next day.

On June 16, another participant in the rally in Moscow, 17-year-old Mikhail Galyashkin, was placed under house arrest after he was charged with assaulting police during the protests.

The United States, the European Union, and human rights groups have condemned the crackdown on the protesters.

With reporting by openrussia.org and Mediazona
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