The Kiev district Court of Simferopol sentenced the activist of the Maidan Alexander Kostenko to four years and two months imprisonment in a standard regime penal colony.
The court found Alexander Kostenko guilty of assaulting a soldier of the detachment of special purpose "Berkut" during the mass riots in Kiev in February last year. The activist also found guilty of illegal acquisition, possession and carrying of main parts of firearms, reports the news Agency.
on the last working day of the week, the lawyer filed a motion to postpone the sentencing, but the Court refused, after which the Player protection and family of the defendant in protest left the courtroom. The trial in the case Kostenko lasted almost a month. His lawyer Victor Sotnikov at each meeting of the court stated objections to the court and the Prosecutor, Natalia Poklonskaya, who remained without satisfaction. Centurions also many times stated about torture, which, according to His statement was used against His client in the detention center of Simferopol. Defensive player maintained his innocence Kostenko and that the case is purely political basis. In the process of the court session one of the prosecution witnesses, whose identity is classified, said that Kostenko was also in charge of the so-called bathroom "Gestapo" in the building of Kyiv city administration. In this room, as if to taunt the police officers and made weapons for mass actions during the coup in Ukraine." We judge not only the Kostenko, but the idea of the atrocities is the idea of fascism and Nazism, which 70 years after the Victory again trying to revive and lift the head, " said the Prosecutor of the Crimea Natalia Polonskaya, a speech in court accusatory speech. The Prosecutor asked to sentence Kostenko to four years and therm months in prison and a fine of 80 thousand Rubles.