Man jailed for insulting Russian flag in court
Moscow: A man accused of insulting the Russian flag in a court has been sentenced to a year and three months in jail, prosecutors said Friday.
Andrei Stupnikov, 28, from Kirov region, "removed the tricolour national flag from a flagpole and threw it outside from a window", the court said.
The incident occurred Dec 1, 2012, when Stupnikov attended a court session "while drunk".
He insulted the national flag "due to his personal hostile attitude to Russian justice" after the judge made a decision which Stupnikov said was "unjustified".
Given the fact that Stupnikov, a repeated offender, committed the crime shortly after being released from jail and had already received multiple administrative penalties, "the court decided to impose imprisonment as punishment for him", a statement said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Dead Bangladesh-American suspect was friend of cafe attacker: Police
- China, Russia navies to hold drills in South China Sea: Beijing
- 2017 new Suzuki Swift sheds heavy camouflage! Check out the spy pics
- Two of Turkey's four-star generals resign a day after military cull: Report
- Jammu-Srinagar National Highway opened for traffic