In Moscow the court will check the legality of the sentence of the journalist of RBC

© Photo : RBC/Oleg Sokolov Yakovlevich. Archive photoIn Moscow the court will check the legality of the sentence of the journalist of RBC© Photo : RBC/Oleg Yakovlev

The Moscow city court on Thursday will consider the appeal against the verdict in the case to the investigative Committee Alexander Sokolov, who received 3.5 years in prison on charges of extremism, told RIA Novosti in court.

The session is scheduled for 10.00.

The Tver court of Moscow on August 10 Sokolova was sentenced to 3.5 years in a General regime colony. In the dock were the former editor of newspaper «Duel» Yury Mukhin, Valery Parfenov and Cyril Barabash. According to the investigation, they participated in the movement associated with the banned in Russia as extremist organization «army of the will of the people» and aimed to undermine the political situation in the country.

The sentence Sokolov scored a little more than two years, which he spent in jail. According to the verdict, he was restricted for one year after release from prison, he will not be able to leave the place of residence or registration without notice law enforcement bodies.

Parfenov and Barabash was sentenced to four years in a penal colony each, they also prescribed imprisonment for one year. Mukhin, for whom the Prosecutor asked for the highest sentence — 4.5 years — received a suspended sentence of four years with the same time probation.

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