The court sentenced the defendants in the St. Petersburg business "Network"* real time
The second Western district military court sentenced two members of a "Network" (an organization banned in Russia and declared a terrorist) in St. Petersburg, Viktor and Yulia Filenkova Bojarshinova to 7 and 5.5 years in a General regime colony, respectively, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
"The court sentenced the ... than his years to 7 years... Bojarshinova – to 5.5 years in a General regime colony," announced the sentencing judge by Roman law.
Industrial climber Boyarshinov and programmer Filinkov are charged under part 2 of article 205.4 of the criminal code ("participation in a terrorist community"). Boyarshinov is also accused of storing explosives at his apartment during the search was discovered the Bank with gunpowder. He pleads guilty and Filinkov - no. At court hearings Boyarshinov told about the formation of the St. Petersburg cell "Network," as met with participants from Penza in the summer of 2016. They conducted activities to self-defence, first aid, political issues discussed, the change of the political system and the use of violence to the authorities. Filinkov strongly denied the charges, claimed that during the arrest he was under pressure to get a confession. At trial, the FSB stated that Filinkov testified voluntarily.
The Volga district military court held a hearing in Penza on 10 February sentenced seven members of "the Network" to imprisonment for terms from six to 18 years in the colonies General and strict modes. Depending on the role of each court found them guilty under articles "the Establishment and participation in a terrorist community" and "Illicit trafficking in firearms and ammunition", "Illegal circulation of explosives", "Attempted illegal turnover of narcotic drugs by a group of persons on preliminary arrangement in the large size". The defence appealed the decision. All the accused pleaded not guilty and claimed that confessed under torture.
The court found that until may 2015 Dmitry Pchelintsev and Ilya Sikorski in the Penza region created a terrorist community "Network" that brings together anarchists from different regions in the battle group, was aimed at violent change of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation and terrorist activities. Members of structural divisions "Network" in the were residents of the Penza region Vasily Kuksov, Andrey Chernov, Mikhail Kulkov, max Ivankin and a resident of St. Petersburg Arman sagimbaev. The judges found that in 2015-2017 participants in the "Network" has mastered the skills of combat training conducted in the abandoned camps and recreation in the Penza forests. Each of the participants were allocated their roles in cells: scout, tactician, sapper, signaller and medic.
FSB stopped the activities of "Network" in the fall of 2017. The first verdict in the case "Network" was sentenced in January 2019: a resident of St. Petersburg Igor Shishkin, pleaded guilty and signed a plea deal, was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison.
*A terrorist organization banned in Russia.