The court found the Russian artist-actionist Peter Pavlensky guilty of arson of the building of the Bank of France on Bastille square in Paris, And sentenced him to three years in prison, two of which are conditional.
The court did not require the premises Pavlensky into custody, given the fact that during the eleven months he spent in pre-trial detention.
The judge called the sentence a " warning "." And at the same time it covers pre-trial detention. For this reason, the Court shall not require again your conclusion, " he added.
so, the artist remains at large.
Civil wife Oksana Shalygina Pavlensky Also found guilty of arson of the Bank And sentenced to two years in prison, with 16 months of probation. She spent in pre-trial detention for 3 months, And the Court Also did not demand her arrest. The remaining five months of condemned hold at large, but with an electronic bracelet.
in addition, the Court ordered Turkey And Shalygino to pay to the Bank of France 18 678 thousand euros for damages. Also they will be required to pay 3 thousand Euro for moral damages And one thousand Euro for costs and expenses of the Bank.
The court forbade the defendant to carry a weapon for five years.
During sentencing, the artist said that the money will not pay.
The media at the end of October 2017 reported that Pavlensky burned the entrance to the house Banquede France. Law enforcement uncovered the fact of detention of 2 people, but their names in the interests of the investigation were not called. The criminal code of France provides that arson to damage property or put in danger the lives of people can be punished with imprisonment up to ten years And a fine up to 150 thousand euros.
later it was announced that Pavlensky under detention were released And transferred to the psychiatric ward of the police Prefecture. In early August, 2018, he was again placed in solitary confinement in prison Fleury-Merogis, but in September was released from custody.
in Russia And abroad Pavlensky has gained popularity as a by scandalous actions, In which he at different times sewed up his mouth in defense Puzi Riot, naked wrapped in barbed wire, nailed his genitals to the cobblestones of red square, cut off his ear lobe And set fire to the door of the building of the FSB.
in may 2017 the artist was granted political asylum In France.