The results of the searches at the place of residence of the new Maxim Sokolovsky, arrested on charges of inciting hatred and insulting the feelings of believers after catching the pokemon in the temple in Yekaterinburg, indicate that the activity of the defendant have systematic and purposeful character, according to the regional Investigative Committee in the Sverdlovsk region.
“This is confirmed as a significant number made a run of clips of illegal contents and a wide range of computer, video and other equipment used in the preparation of rollers and using for this activity is not only the place of his residence and office, equipped with all necessary equipment”, – stated in the message.
At the place of residence of the accused discovered and seized a video camera and two tripods, multiple web cameras, laptop, netbook, and professional microphone, enumerates the UK. The investigation analyses the content of the copies produced by the works and which also has publications and illustrations directed, according to preliminary data, at inciting hatred and enmity on religious grounds, according to a press release.
In addition, in the apartment where lived accused, seized the pen, falling under signs of special technical means intended for secret receipt of information, notify the IC. These pens are called “spyware”.
For the handle you can get 4 years
Similar items are limited in civil circulation, and for their unlawful use of a criminal liability under article 138.1 (“trafficking of special technical means intended for secret obtaining information) the criminal code provides for up to four years of imprisonment. The question about the existence of signs of corpus delicti in the actions of the accused on the fact of illegal storage of this pen will be decided on the basis of judicial expertise, according to SK.
Sokolowski previously was charged with part 1 of article 282 (“inciting hatred or hostility, and humiliation of human dignity”) and part 2 of article 148 (Violation of the right to freedom of conscience and religion, committed in places specially designed for worship, other religious rites and ceremonies) of the criminal code. The accused refused to explain anything on the merits of the incriminated acts, referring to article 51 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, giving the right not to testify against himself, noted in SK.
Sokolowski filmed and posted a video online about how he was playing Pokemon Go in the Ekaterinburg Temple-on-Blood. The record was one of three episodes of the criminal case against him. September 2 at his home were searched, and the next day he was arrested for two months. In the UK and the local diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church stressed that blogger was arrested for catching pokemon in the temple, and for the videos of this process with abusive comments posted on the web.
Before his arrest Sokolovsky said that his campaign wanted to verify the information of journalists about that after catching the animated characters in the temple, you can get the term: “I thought it was terrible nonsense, some obscurantism, because in order to get locked up, really need something to do, and not just go with a smartphone at some place. So I decided to do it”
After the arrest of the new Metropolitan Kirill of Yekaterinburg saidthat 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.”
Opposition politician Alexei Navalny and the mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman, positioning themselves believers, called the Primate of the ROC Patriarch Kirill Sokolovsky vouch for and to secure his release.