Kirovsky district court of Yekaterinburg has sent blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky, against whom was instituted a criminal case because of a video about the game in the Pokemon Go in the Temple-on-Blood in jail until 23 January 2017. Sokolovsky was taken into custody in the courtroom, reports URA.ru. The reason for the request of the investigation on changing the measure of restraint was the visit to the prisoner his girlfriend, reports Znak.com.
Friday, October 28, Kirov district court in the closed mode has considered the requirement of the investigation to send Sokolowski, who was under house arrest back to jail. Ural resident accused of violating the regime, in particular, the use of the Internet and communicating with strangers in the apartment.
The Prosecutor in the course of the meeting presented evidence. Ultimately, the court was on the prosecution.
Ruslan Sokolovsky was arrested after he published a video about catching pokemon in the Temple-on-Blood. This video was one of the episodes of the criminal case against him. Video blogger accused of “insulting the feelings of believers” (part 2 of article 148 of the criminal code) and “inciting hatred or hostility, and humiliation of human dignity” (article 282 of the criminal code).
The suspect was arrested on 3 September. Sokolowski after the arrest of opposition politician Alexei Navalny and the mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman, positioning themselves believers, called the Primate of the ROC Patriarch Kirill to vouch for the blogger and to secure his release. In defense Sokolovsky was also made by the international human rights organization Amnesty International. The arrest of a blogger in the organization called “absurd attack on freedom of expression” should be the message published on the official website of AI.
In addition, Metropolitan Kirill of Yekaterinburg stated that it is ready to apply for exemption Sokolovsky, and the priests of the diocese I want to explain to him the importance of Church and faith in people’s lives. Kirill Sokolovsky was offered to work in the service of charity, “help the elderly, the disabled, children, to see life from the other side.” The blogger responded to this proposal agreed.
Sverdlovsk regional court on 8 September changed the measure of restraint Sokolowski and decided to release him from jail under house arrestwhere he will await trial. The maximum penalty for sane he counts to five years in prison.
The basis of the criminal case against Sokolowski lay testimony of the Ekaterinburg Orthodox blogger and activist Maxim Rumyantsev, reported in early September, the news Agency “political Council” with reference to the copy of the interrogation Protocol. A witness in the case became known after communication with the President at the forum of the Russian popular front (onf) in 2015.
Rumyantsev told investigators that he accidentally stumbled upon the movie Sokolovsky “Catch pokémon in the temple.” According to him, viewing a video in which the blogger plays Pokemon Go during worship, insulted their religious feelings. In the interrogation said that Rumyantsev was particularly insulting phrase Sokolowski that he couldn’t catch the “main pokemon”, which meant Jesus Christ, and that the blogger used profanity, stylized hymns.