The defendants of the Ingush case sentenced to terms from 7.5 to 9 years in prison

The Kislovodsk city court sentenced the Ingush “opposition leaders” to terms from 7.5 to 9 years in a general regime colony. This was reported by the correspondent of “Novaya Gazeta” from the courtroom.

Maslag Uzhakhov, Akhmed Barakhoev and Musa Malsagov were sentenced to 9 years in prison. Ismail Nalgiev, Bagaudin Khautiev and Barakh Chemurziev were sentenced to 8 years in a general regime colony, Zarifa Sautiyeva – to 7 years 6 months in a colony.

Everyone was also banned from engaging in social activities.

The decision was made by judge Yanis Kutsurov. Two convicts are Ingush elders: Uzhakhov is 69 years old, Barakhoev is 67 years old.

Some of the defendants in the case have health problems. Most of them have now spent more than two and a half years in a pre-trial detention center: the time spent in prison will be credited to them on time, calculated as a day and a half.

All of them were found guilty of organizing violence against the security forces (part 3 of article 33, part 2 of article 318 of the Criminal Code). In addition, Barakhoev, Malsagov and Uzhakhov were sentenced to founding an extremist organization (part 1 of article 282.1 of the Criminal Code), and the others were sentenced to participation in it (part 2 of article 282.1 of the Criminal Code). Uzhakhov was also found guilty of “leading a non-profit organization that encourages citizens to refuse to perform civic duties or commit other illegal acts” (part 2 of article 239 of the Criminal Code), Barakhoev – of participation in it (part 3 of article 239 of the Criminal Code) and in non-fulfillment of the obligation to notify the presence of a second citizenship (Article 330.2).

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