The Prosecutor demanded to sentence opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 10 years of real prison on appeal in the case of “Yves Rocher”, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the Moscow city court.
“We demand be sentenced Navalny to 10 years of imprisonment with serving in a General regime colony and the subsequent restriction of freedom for two years “, - said the representative of the Prosecutor’s office.
For Oleg Navalny Prosecutor’s office during the appeal asked the eight years of imprisonment.
The same time the Prosecutor’s office has requested last year during the debate of the parties before sentencing.
In protest of the Prosecutor’s office expressed the opinion that the court incorrectly characterized the actions of the brothers and therefore appointed too lenient punishment.
“Bulk actions were not in business activities and fall under the General rule of article 159 of the criminal code (fraud), since the signing of the notoriously unprofitable contracts became possible as a result of deception,” said the arguments of the state prosecution.
Initially they charged exactly 159 article, but the court reduced the qualification to article 159.4 “Fraud in the sphere of entrepreneurial activity”. If the maximum sanction of article 159 is ten years imprisonment, 159.4 - five.
At the end of December Zamoskvoretsky court sentenced Alexei Navalny to 3.5 years of imprisonment, and his brother Oleg - the same deadline, but the real conclusion. They were charged for the theft of 26 million rubles from the company “Yves Rocher” and another 4 million in “Multi processing company”.
Read detailed legal analysis of the case “Yves Rocher”
This is not the first criminal trial of opposition leader Alexei Navalny: prior to this, he was sentenced to five years probation for stealing from the state-owned enterprises “Kirovles”. Then the politician also rejected all accusations, believing the case was fabricated.
Read detailed legal analysis of the case “Kirovec”