Trying to set fire to a monument to Yeltsin in Yekaterinburg received a year of forced labor

© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Listenpreise photobacteria in the Presidential center of Boris Yeltsin in Yekaterinburg. Archival photoTrying to set fire to a monument to Yeltsin in Yekaterinburg received a year of forced labor© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Listenpreise the image Bank

The court has appointed the man who tried to set fire to a monument to Boris Yeltsin in Yekaterinburg, one year of forced labor, reports on Wednesday, the Sverdlovsk regional court.

As previously reported, the morning of 7 November 2017, in Ekaterinburg, near the monument to Yeltsin was detained Igor Pike, who tried to set fire to the monument. A criminal case was initiated under article «vandalism». In addition, in relation to Pike filed an administrative case on violation of the regime of stay in Russia, because, according to the police, in Russia from July 2015 it is illegal. Later the man was found guilty of an administrative violation. He was appointed punishment in the form of a fine and expulsion outside the Russian Federation, but this decision was reversed «in the absence of an administrative offense». Sverdlovsk regional court clarified that the Pike is a citizen of Belarus

«The magistrate… on the eve of recognized Igor Pike, who tried to set fire to a monument to Yeltsin «Yeltsin» guilty… the defendant fully admitted his guilt and requested that the proceedings in special proceedings, without conducting the judicial investigation. The court has appointed the Pike sentenced to one year of forced labor with deduction of 10% of earnings to the state,» said the court.

According to the court, the sentence will come into force in 10 days if not appealed.

«After the entry of the verdict, the convict is obliged within three days to register with the penal inspection at the place of residence in Moscow. In case of his absence the bodies of UIS (the penal system — ed.) may apply to the court with a petition to replace the sentence to imprisonment,» adds regional court.

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