Tatar Patriotic Front leader charged with extremism sentenced to 3 years in prison
MOSCOW, August 31 (RAPSI, Nikolay Merkulov) – The Vakhitovsky District Court in Kazan, Tatarstan, has sentenced the leader of the Tatarian Patriotic Front “Golden Horde” Danis Safargali to 3 years in prison for extremism, his attorney Irina Khrunova told RAPSI on Thursday.
The court found Safargali guilty of inciting hatred and enmity on ethnic grounds and hooliganism.
Earlier, the prosecutor in the case has asked the court to jail the defendant for 5 years.
Safargali pleaded not guilty. His lawyers Khrunova and Irina Gontsova asked the court to acquit the defendant.
According to investigators, from March 2015 to March 2016, the man published on his social network VKontakte page 15 posts containing his opinion about Russian people, Russian Orthodox Church, President, particularly, in the context of the situation in Crimea.
Safargali was charged with inciting hatred and enmity on ethnic grounds.