Tverskoy district court of Moscow has sentenced actor Pavel Ustinov detained at the rally on August 3 to three and a half years in prison, “Dozhd” reports.
The convicted man was found guilty of violence against a Rosgvardia employee. The prosecutor asked for six years of imprisonment for him.
The actor was detained on August 3 in Pushkin Square during an uncoordinated protest for free elections. Alexander Lyagin, a guardsman, was the victim, whose shoulder, according to the investigation, was dislocated by Ustinov during the arrest.
The 24-year-old Ustinov did not admit guilt and said that he had just stood by and waited for his friend and did not participate in the rally. “I was beaten, I was beaten with special means, I never resisted,” he said.
The video of the detention shows how Rosgvardia guardsmen knocked the actor to the ground and started beating him with truncheons.