Rashid Maisigov. Photo: press service of Fortanga.org edition

16 September 2020, 19:44

Rashid Maisigov sentenced to three years of imprisonment

A court found Ingush journalist Rashid Maisigov guilty of drug possession and sentenced him to three years of imprisonment in a common-security penal colony.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Rashid Maisigov had collaborated with the "Fortanga" edition that covered the protests in Ingushetia in late March of 2019. The journalist complained about anonymous threats related to his work. Maisigov was detained on July 12 after searches in his house, where law enforcers found a package with some white powder. The journalist was accused of keeping an especially large quantity of narcotic drugs; he refuses to plead guilty. Maisigov said that he was tortured.

The Magas Regional Court sentenced Rashid Maisigov to imprisonment in a common-security penal colony and decided to apply the punishment "in the form of three-year imprisonment in a common-security penal colony starting from September 16," reported the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent who attended the trial.

Rashid Maisigov was taken into custody in the courtroom. The court also included in the sentence term of the journalist his arrest from July 12, 2019, in the "one-day-equals-to-one-day" format and his house arrest from November 19, 2019 also in the "one-day-equals-to-one-day" format.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 16, 2020 at 12:59 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Umar Yovloi; Source: CK correspondent

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