euromaidanpress.com
Russia's Criminalization of Protest: Ildar Dadin's Appeal and Article 212.1 |
On March 31, in a much anticipated appellate procedure in Moscow City Court, a judge considered the appeal of opposition activist Ildar Dadin, the first Russian citizen to be convicted under Russia’s new and highly controversial law 212.1, which criminalizes “repeated violations of the rules of public gatherings.” Dadin’s 3-year prison sentence ultimately was reduced …