Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Suspects responsible for Sagra disturbances found guilty

The Sverdlovsk regional courts found 23 suspects guilty on Tuesday of staging a series of mass disturbances in the town of Sagra.

Ivan Lebedev was sentenced to six years in prison while Kakhaver Chichua received a sentence of four years and one month. Shota Katamadze, Artyom Rabadanov and Vyacheslav Lebedev were each given four year sentences. Shokhin Zaripov will spend one year and eight months in prison, according to Itar-Tass.

Ivan Lebedev and Shota Katamadze will serve their sentences in a maximum security facility. The others will carry out their terms in general regime penitentiaries.

In total, 23 suspects were tried for charges of establishing a gang in summer 2011. Armed with shotguns, pistols, bats and metal rods, the gang staged mass disturbances in Sagra during the evening of July 1, 2011. That evening, a Yekaterinburg resident was shot and killed by gang gunfire.

Those tried for the disturbances who did not receive prison sentences were issued suspended sentences of up to four years, Itar-Tass reports.

Since the fatal 2011 event, investigators have carried out 83 expert examinations and questioned more than 200 individuals involved with the case.