RYAZAN, 5 March – RIA Novosti. A resident of the Vladimir region was sentenced to three years in a general regime colony for using a gas canister against a police officer on January 23, the regional IC department reported.
This is the first real term in cases initiated in connection with uncoordinated actions this winter.
Earlier, a case was initiated against a 38-year-old man under Part 2 of Art. 318 of the Criminal Code (“The use of violence dangerous to life or health against a government official in connection with the performance of his official duties”). According to the investigation, he took part in an unauthorized event on the Teatralnaya Square of Vladimir, where he sprayed a gas canister in the face of an employee of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs.
He was detained while trying to escape from the scene. The man admitted guilt, repented of what he had done.