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The Moscow city court upheld the sentence, the players Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev, but changed the sentence, recognizing the chair arms. The process was watched by the correspondent channel “WORLD 24” Sergei Polyakov.
Lawyers for the players have challenged the verdict Presnensky district court. They believe it is unfair. Counting on the leniency of the Moscow city court. However, this did not happen. According to the verdict, the chair recognized the weapon with which he was beaten by the officer Denis Pak. The actions of the athletes were classified not just as regards 1 article 213 of the criminal code (Hooliganism) and paragraph “a” of this paragraph – that is, “the use of weapons or objects used as weapons”.
The court left the sentence unchanged: 1 year and 6 months for Alexander Kokorin and 1 year and 5 months to Pavel Mamayev. The defense was led mainly the arguments that have been made in the courtroom. Namely, he said that public danger of the actions of the players had no idea of the harm Kokorin, mother, and other members of their company did not cause victims. In addition, protection has apologized to the injured party.
During the hearing gave the word, and the players themselves. They were asked what they expect from today’s meeting. Kokorin said: “I would Like to go”, and Mamaev: “Ask I don’t want to”. Both stressed the injustice of justice against them.
The hearing lasted almost seven hours. In a trial watched a lot of journalists. But the support group of players even outside the court or in the courtroom virtually no. Came the parents of the brothers Komarinyh. Also at the hearing came the wife of Pavel Mamayev, however, to wait until the end of the process did not.