Date: 3 months ago   Category: Incidents

The ex-mayor of Yelets threatening to journalists with the axe was put on probation - RIA Novosti, 9/20/2018


VORONEZH, 20 Sep — RIA Novosti. The court in Yelets of the Lipetsk region has sentenced the former mayor Victor Sokovykh to one and a half years of imprisonment conditionally for the fact that he threatened with the axe to film crew of TV channel, RIA Novosti / Natalya Seliverstova reports on Thursday management of judicial department of the region.© to Pass into an image bank In Moscow unknown with axes have robbed foreigners, has reported источникВ to the middle of March, 2017 of Sokovykh whose relatives appear in the case of drug trafficking, has refused communication with film crew of the program "Messages. A control room" Russia 1 TV channel and also I have damaged the microphone of one of journalists. As law enforcement authorities noted, showing the axe, the 68-year-old mayor threatened with punishment to film crew. There was heatedly a criminal case under the article "Hindrance of Lawful Professional Activity of Journalists, Connected to Violence over Journalists, and Is Equal with Threat of Application of Such Violence". The actions Sokovykh has caused to film crew material damage for the sum more than 22 thousand rubles. "The Yelets city court has announced a sentence to the former mayor of Yelets Victor Sokovykh. He is found guilty of commission of crime, provided by article 144 a part 3 Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (hindrance of lawful professional activity of journalists). The court has imposed sentence in the form of 1,5 years of imprisonment conditionally" — it is said in the statement. The investigation reported that Sokovykh hasn't admitted guilt in commission of crime, having put forward the version about provocation. However SK has disproved his arguments collected proofs at the heart of which the testimony of witnesses and eyewitnesses, results of confrontations and a video of the conflict.

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