The Central Military District Court in Yekaterinburg sentenced Aleksey Gashev, who is accused of setting fire to a military registration and enlistment office in Perm, to 10 years in prison in a strict regime colony, Properm.ru reports , citing state prosecutor Maxim Shadrin. Gashev will spend the first three years of his term in prison. The hearing took place behind closed doors.
The investigation believed that he, along with another resident of Perm, Mikhail Sokolov, threw several Molotov cocktails through the window into the window of the military registration and enlistment office, which is located in the Kirovsky district of the city on the morning of June 24, 2022. Sokolov was already sentenced to 11 years in prison on June 21, 2023.
Both men were accused of committing a terrorist attack, participating in a terrorist community and committing treason. It is reported that they fully admitted their guilt. Gashev and Sokolov were detained shortly after the incident “while trying to leave the territory of the Kama region” and placed in a pre-trial detention center in Yekaterinburg.
On June 20, the Second Western Military District Court in Moscow found anti-war activist Ivan Kudryashov guilty of preparing to set fire to a military enlistment office and sentenced him to 6 years in prison. Kudryashov stated that the security forces planted Molotov cocktails on him during the arrest and did not admit his guilt.