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Russia: Jailed actor Ustinov’s supporters picket outside presidential administration building

2 18.09.2019 Инфо

More than a hundred people took part in a mass picket outside the presidential administration building in Moscow on Wednesday in support of actor and activist Pavel Ustinov, who was jailed on Monday for resisting police during an unsanctioned rally in August.
The people, among them well-known Russian film and theatre actors, formed a line outside the entrance of the building, taking minute-long shifts to stand with a banner in Ustinov's support.
A Moscow court sentenced Ustinov to 3.5 years in general penal colony on Monday for attacking a riot police officer during an unauthorised rally in Moscow on August 3.
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitri Peskov also commented on the actor’s sentence, stating that “there is a verdict, and a lawful right to appeal which can be used in this case.”