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Egor Zhukov pleaded guilty to incitement to extremism

Егор Жуков не признал вину в призывах к экстремизму

The defendant in the “Moscow business” Egor Zhukov is not recognized in court guilty of incitement to extremism. About it reports TASS.

Consideration of the merits began today in Kuntsevsky court of Moscow.

“Not pleaded guilty. Yes, I believe a number of present Russian politicians by their political opponents, but to any extremist actions against them, I did not call” — he said. Zhukov stressed that he respects acting in the Russian Federation constitutional system. “Proof of this can be my participation in the Moscow city Duma elections this year, it was in full compliance with the constitutional order. I have always stressed the futility of political struggle through violence,” he said.

Before that, the Prosecutor read the indictment, from which it follows that the beetles not later than 11 December 2012 decided to “involve the public” to anti-government activities. “For this, in the period from 2012 to 2017 beetles posted on its YouTube channel a few videos, including “Peaceful revolution possible,” “Meetings were held. What’s next?“ thereby committing acts stipulated part 2 article 280 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Public appeals for extremism”),” — said the Prosecutor.

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Zhukov was arrested on 2 August on charges of participation in mass riots (article 121 of the criminal code), and a month at the request of the investigation placed under house arrest, a period which is set to 27 December. Later SK the charges were dropped and brought new to public calls for extremism (part 2 of article 280 of the criminal code). To support Zhukov’s courtroom came to the HSE, chief editor of “Novaya Gazeta” Dmitry Muratov, who symbolically gave the defendant in the newspaper as a sign of his support, says the Agency.

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The so-called “Moscow case” the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation initiated after an unsanctioned rally in support of unregistered candidates to the Moscow city Duma in the capital on July 27. During the investigation of the case was also prosecuted on the use of violence to the authorities. Several of the defendants already sentenced to real prison terms.

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