Dadin’s lawsuit over compensation for unlawful prosecution set for May 31
MOSCOW, May 15 (RAPSI, Lyudmila Klenko) – The Zheleznodorozhny City Court of the Moscow Region will review a lawsuit filed by Russian activist Ildar Dadin demanding 5 million rubles ($89,200) from the Finance Ministry, on May 31, RAPSI learnt on Monday from the press-service of the Moscow Regional Court.
Dadin, who was convicted and later acquitted of numerous violations of protest laws, is seeking compensation for moral damages inflicted by unlawful prosecution as well as staying in detention and under house arrest for two years.
Dadin was convicted and sentenced on December 7, 2015. Initially he received a 3-year prison term. The Moscow City Court later reduced the sentence to 2.5 years. He was acquitted on February 22 when the Supreme Court’s Presidium overturned his 2.5-year prison sentence and ruled to release him. The court held that criminal proceedings against Dadin should be dismissed because of the absence of elements of a crime in his actions.
The Supreme Court explained that the article of the Criminal Code prohibiting violations of protest laws excludes possibility of criminal prosecution if at the time of crime there were no active court rulings regarding administrative liability of a defendant. These rulings have to be issued at least three times in the period of 180 days.