Ingush activist Rezvan Ozdoev was set free on the day of his conviction. Screenshot

02 June 2020, 23:52

Ingush activist Rezvan Ozdoev set free on day of his conviction

In the Stavropol Territory, the court found Rezvan Ozdoev, a participant of a rally in Magas, guilty of attacking a law enforcer. The defendant was sentenced to imprisonment in a penal colony, but was set free, because he had spent a year in a SIZO (pre-trial prison).

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Rezvan Ozdoev was fined in a case on participation in a rally held in Magas on March 27, 2019. In May 2019, the activist was arrested in a case on use of violence against a fighter of the National Guard of Russia. Rezvan Ozdoev pleaded not guilty.

The court sentenced Rezvan Ozdoev to a year and seven months of imprisonment in a penal colony, reported his advocate Kyazim Atabiev. According to the advocate, the court found the punishment already served, and his client was released right during the court hearing. The guilt of Rezvan Ozdoev had not been proven, the advocate added as quoted by the "MBH Media".

According to the court, Rezvan Ozdoev took part in the rally, being guided by the motive of political hostility. At the same time, the court dismissed the investigators' version that Rezvan Ozdoev fell under the influence of protest leaders. The activist was under arrest since May 14, 2019, the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" reported.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on June 2, 2020 at 04:01 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

All news

August 06, 2020 13:52

  • Social network users reproach Anzor Malizaev for his call to stop Kadyrov's critics

    Anzor Malizaev, a brother of Minkail Malizaev, a critic of the Chechen authorities, who is living in Europe, has urged, in his video message addressed to members of the Chechen Diaspora in Europe, to stop his brother and other critics of the Chechen authorities, or send them home, where they will be "stopped." The Malizaev's appeal has caused rejection among residents of the republic.

August 06, 2020 13:12

  • Tofig Yagublu accuses court of fulfilling political order

    At his trial at the Nizami District Court, Tofig Yagublu, a member of the National Council of Democratic Forces (NCDF) and of the "Musavat" Party, declared his innocence. The court rejected all the defence's motions. Mr Yagublu has treated the trial as biased and "fulfilling the political order" of the Azerbaijani leadership.

August 06, 2020 11:16

August 06, 2020 11:04

  • Makitov family's lawyer treats lawsuit against power body as precedent

    The court has postponed for almost two months the consideration of the lawsuit lodged by the mother and brother of Khusei Makitov, the murdered resident of Kabardino-Balkaria, against the FSB, demanding compensation for the moral harm. The FSB is responsible for the actions of its employees, said the advocate, referring to a similar decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the case of the policeman named Evsyukov.

August 06, 2020 10:47

  • AI condemns Azerbaijani authorities for arresting activists

    The international human rights organization "Amnesty International" (AI) has expressed its concern about persecutions of political oppositionists in Azerbaijan. A wave of arrests following the July 15 rally in Baku could lead to the disappearance of an already highly fragmented independent opposition, the AI said in its statement.

News archive