The state prosecutor asked to sentence Vyacheslav Igumnov, a participant of the winter protest action, who threw a fire towards the police, to 8 years in a general regime colony. transfers RIA Novosti with reference to the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow.
As explained in court, Igumnov is accused of hooliganism (213 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and the use of violence against government officials (318 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
According to investigators, on January 23, 21-year-old Vyacheslav Igumnov, being near Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street in the center of Moscow, during an unauthorized rally in support of Alexei Navalny, lit a pyrotechnic signal device and threw it in the direction of the police.
After the arrest, Igumnov, according to the case file, “fully admitted his guilt and repented of his deed.” In a video published by the Investigative Committee, he also “urged all people not to go to unauthorized rallies.”