The court sentenced those who posted a banner about the FSB and terrorism to a year and 9 months

The prosecutor's office requested for both anarchists five years in prison. In 2018, the couple hung a banner about the FSB and terrorism on the fence of the Federal Security Service

Dmitry Tsibukovskiy and Anastasia Safonova

The Central District Court of Chelyabinsk sentenced the anarchist spouses Dmitry Tsibukovsky and Anastasia Safonova, who hung a banner with the inscription “FSB & mdash; the main terrorist” on the fence of the regional department of the FSB in 2018, to one year and nine months in a penal colony, lawyer Pavel Chikov said on his telegram channel and Tsibukovsky's lawyer Andrey Lepekhin confirmed to RBC.

“We will appeal,” — he clarified.

The verdict turned out to be softer than the prosecution required. The prosecutor's office requested five years in a general regime colony for both anarchists.

Tsibukovsky and Safonova were detained in April 2021. The reason for initiating a criminal case was the action that they held in support of the defendants in the Network case. (a terrorist organization banned in Russia).

According to the prosecution, on the night of February 14-15, 2018, the couple hung a banner with the inscription “FSB — the main terrorist, and Tsibukovskiy also lit a fire and threw it into the building. Thus they are “impudent and cynical” violated public order in order to express their political will and political opinion, and the flare was used as a weapon, according to prosecutors.

In addition, Tsibukovsky and Safonova were accused of vandalism because of the drawings against the pension reform on the transformer box and change house (part 2 of article 214 of the Criminal Code). However, the court released them from punishment due to the statute of limitations.

Read on RBC Pro Pro Turkey or UAE: what to choose for investment in residential real estate Instructions Pro Mid-career crisis. Three Scenarios When Something Went Wrong Is it worth investing in public debt? >In September 2021, the court sentenced Tsibukovsky to 2.5 years, and Safonova— to two years in prison. They were taken into custody in the courtroom. However, in November of the same year, the defense succeeded in overturning the guilty verdict, after which the case was sent for a new trial, and the defendants were released from the pre-trial detention center under the prohibition of certain actions.

Tsybukovsky filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights back in 2019. The man stated that the detention, despite the lack of resistance, was harsh, and also said that already in the FSB building they were beaten with a stun gun and “struck with their hands on various parts of the body.” Tsibukovskiy also claimed that he received threats of violence against his wife from employees of the department. According to the man, under pressure he had to identify himself as the organizer of the action and give the necessary evidence, after which he was informed about the status of the suspect. After the inspection, Tsibukovsky said, he was denied a criminal case. The department explained that the reason for the refusal was the lack of real evidence, and physical force was used due to Tsibukovskiy's failure to comply with the legal requirements of the FSB, follows from the text of the complaint.

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