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Russia: Activist Found Guilty and Released on Probation

Email On April 2, the Pervomayskiy District Court of Krasnodar convicted Mikhail Savva for fraud and sentenced him to three years in prison and a fine of 70,000 rubles (US$1,945). The court suspended the prison sentence subject to a two-year probation period. Savva was released in the courtroom, having spent over seven months in pre-trial custody and another four months under house arrest. Savva’s lawyer told Human Rights Watch that they plan to appeal the verdict. April 2, 2014 Updateread more

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