The First Eastern District Military Court sentenced Sakhalin students – Maxim Pudovkin and Ilya Grunis – to 6.5 and 7 years in a general regime colony, respectively, informs “Novaya Gazeta” with reference to the father of one of the defendants.
Both were also fined 30 thousand rubles. Students of the mining college of Uglerodsk were found guilty of preparing for a terrorist attack (Article 205 of the Criminal Code), incitement to terrorism (Article 205.2 of the Criminal Code), possession of weapons (Article 222.1 of the Criminal Code) and the manufacture of explosives (Article 223.1 of the Criminal Code). Initially, the prosecutor’s office requested for them 9 years in prison. The defendants in the case did not admit their guilt.
By data “Novaya”, not a single expert examination conducted by the FSB established the involvement of teenagers in the storage of weapons and explosive devices. Of the evidence, the investigation has only the search protocols. Investigators also claim that they allegedly established the fact of acquiring weapons from “unidentified persons”.
FSB officers detained both in March 2020. The young people were accused of preparing an attack on a school and a mining college where they studied. According to investigators, they allegedly wrote a file called “Freedom. Manifesto of Justice “and placed it in the group” For Light Russia “in” Odnoklassniki “. Later, during a search, they seized explosive devices and sawed-off shotguns with cartridges.
The prosecution witnesses at the trial were a cleaning lady of a technical school, whom Pudovkin rudely responded to in response to the remark, as well as an employee of the private security company, who allegedly saw someone like the defendants in the case coming out of the forest in winter after a shot rang out there.