Activist David Khakim in solo picket in support of ecologist Evgeny Vitishko. Sochi, February 17, 2014. Photo by Semen Simonov for the ‘Caucasian Knot’.

17 February 2014, 20:45

Sochi court sentences activist David Khakim to correctional labour

Tonight, the Magistrate Court in Sochi has decided to punish the Sochi activist David Khakim with 30 hours of correctional works, said the lawyer Alexander Popkov.

Let us remind you that David Khakim was detained in Sochi by policemen while holding a picket in defence of the ecologist Evgeny Vitishko.

As explained by Alexander Popkov, with reference to law enforcers, in Sochi, according to the presidential decree, even solo pickets are subject to coordination with the authorities.

David Khakim plans to appeal against the decision of the court, Mr Popkov told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

Author: Natalia Dorokhina; Source: CK correspondent

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