In Moscow jury finds member of extremist organization right sector Alexander Razumov guilty

The jury have recognized the evidence gathered by the Main Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee sufficient to convict Alexander Razumov. He was found guilty of crimes under part 1 of article 282 of the RF Penal Code (incitement of hatred or hostility and disparagement) and part 1 of article 359 (mercenary activities).

The court and investigators found that, from March to May 2014, Razumov, driven by the ideas of Nazism, went to Ukraine, where he underwent military and ideological training in the ranks of the banned in the territory of the Russian Federation extremist organization Right Sector, after which he returned to Russia, where he recruited people for the said extremist organization.

Thus, on August 29, 2014, Razumov, while being in Zelenograd and acting in conspiracy with persons belonging to the Right Sector leadership, met with two of his acquaintances, police officers having the necessary fighting skills. During a dialogue, Razumov recruited the police officers for Right Sector for participation as mercenaries in armed conflicts in the south-east of Ukraine.

In addition, Razumov was posting information aimed at inciting hatred and hostility, and humiliation of a group of persons on the grounds of nationality on his page in the social network "Vkontakte". 

The court is going to pass a sentence based on the verdict.

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