The judicial panel for criminal cases of the Supreme Court of Bashkiria changed the sentence of the former coordinator of the Ufa “Navalny Headquarters” (the network of headquarters is recognized as an extremist organization and banned in the Russian Federation) Liliya Chanysheva and activist Rustem Mulyukov.
In June, the Kirovsky District Court of Ufa found Liliya Chanysheva guilty of organizing an extremist community (Part 3 of Article 282.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), public calls for extremist activities (Part 1 of Article 280 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and participation in the activities of a non-profit organization that violates the individual and the rights of citizens (Part 3 of Article 239 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), and Mr. Mulyukov – in participation in an extremist community (Part 2 of Article 282.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Liliya Chanysheva was sentenced to seven years and six months in prison, and Rustem Mulyukov was sentenced to two years and six months. Complaints against the verdict were filed by both the convicts and their lawyers, as well as the Bashkortostan prosecutor’s office.
As a result, the appellate court adjusted the sentence of Liliya Chanysheva, ruling that she committed crimes as part of an organized group (for crimes under Part 1 of Article 280 and Part 3 of Article 239 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and based on political and ideological hatred and enmity ( for a crime under Part 3 of Article 239 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). However, despite this, the court did not revise the sentence.
The appeal of the prosecutor’s office against the verdict of Rustem Mulyukov was partially granted: the convict, who was at large due to illness, was taken into custody in the courtroom.
For more information about how the case of Liliya Chanysheva began, read the material “The security forces reached their supporters.”