A Moscow court found the libertarian Gleb Maryasov guilty under Part 1 of Article 267 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (rendering vehicles or communication lines unusable). He was sentenced to 10 months in prison. The verdict was passed by the judge of section No. 370 of the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow, Ekaterina Kazakova.
Maryasov was sentenced to a real term because of the buses that did not appear on January 23 on the routes. Public transport that day was taken over by the police, who tried to oppose the protesters in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The activist is the only defendant in this case.
During the meeting, Maryasov’s lawyer asked the bailiff to let the activist’s wife into the hall for the announcement, but he refused, reported on Twitter, Mediazona correspondent Elizaveta Nesterova. “Okay, we’re not 37 years old,” said the lawyer. “Say thank you that it’s not 41st,” retorted the bailiff.
Former student of the Siberian Federal University Gleb Maryasov was detained on February 22 at the exit from the special detention center, where he was serving 30 days of arrest for participating in a rally. He was assigned a preventive measure in the form of a ban on certain actions: the activist was forbidden to leave the apartment from 20:00 to 08:00, use communications, mail, attend public events and communicate with the defendants in the case. The libertarian was accused of verbal calls for “a group and close-knit movement of citizens on the carriageway of the streets of the central part of Moscow to block their traffic and block transport.”
In addition, the State Unitary Enterprise “Mosgortrans” filed a lawsuit against Maryasov for 1.2 million rubles. On September 9, the Moscow Metro also filed a lawsuit for 1.5 million rubles due to additional costs of salaries to employees on the day of the rally. The court satisfied these claims as well.