Bolotnaya activist Polikhovich granted parole
MOSCOW, October 19 (RAPSI) – A court in the Ryazan Region on Monday granted parole for Alexei Polikhovich who had been convicted for participation in the riots on Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012, his lawyer Svetlana Sidorkina told RAPSI.
According to Sidorkina, the prosecution supported Polikhovich’s petition for parole and the court ruled in favor of it.
Over 400 people were arrested and scores were injured in the authorized Bolotnaya Square protest that turned violent in May 2012. Dozens were later charged with inciting mass riots and battery against law enforcement officers.
Riot organizers Leonid Razvozzhayev and Sergei Udaltsov were sentenced to 4.5 years in prison each.
Other defendants in the case received prison terms ranging from suspended sentences to four years. Several defendants were pardoned; one is undergoing compulsory mental treatment.