The Moscow city court changed the measure of restraint actor Paul Ustinov from detention on his own recognizance pending appeal, reports the September 20 “the Media”.
Exemption Ustinov from prison petitioned the Prosecutor General’s office after an extensive public campaign in his support. The petition was supported by the Prosecutor and lawyers Ustinov, Dmitry Cheshkov, Anatoly Kucherena (the latter came into the case after the start of the campaign for the release of the actor). He Ustinov participated in the meeting via video link, reports “OVD-info”.
In the court of first instance, the prosecution requested Ustinov to six years of prison on charges of vivanta the shoulder of rogatica. September 16, the actor was sentenced to three and a half years in prison. The Tver court of Moscow refused to consider video footage of the detention Ustinov.
Deputy Prosecutor General Yury Ponomarev has asked to change the sentence Ustinov not related to real imprisonment. The Ministry stressed that the state office of public Prosecutor Ustinova believes guilt is proved but considers that the sentence needs to change because it was “too severe”.
Pavel Ustinov and his guilt does not recognize and insists that it is not resisted during the detention and did not participate in the rally.
Meeting on consideration of the appeal against the sentence of actor suffered from 23 to 26 September, said his lawyer Dmitry Cheshkov.