Legal Case of the Week: Andrei Barshai given three-year suspended sentence in Moscow Case.

Week-ending 21 February 2020

Last ‘Moscow Case’ Defendant Handed Suspended Sentence

MOSCOW — A Moscow court has given an activist arrested over an unsanctioned rally on July 27 a three-year suspended sentence. Andrei Barshai, a student at the Moscow Aviation Institute is the last defendant in what has been dubbed the “Moscow Case.” Earlier on February 18, prosecutors had asked the Meshchansky District Court to find the 21-year-old Barshai guilty of assaulting a police officer during the pro-democracy rally, and to sentence him to 3 1/2 years in prison. RFE/RL, 18 February 2020

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