Arkadya Akopyan's Case Terminated

Photo: Arkadya Akopyan

On March 1, 2019, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria overturned a lower court’s conviction of Arkadya Akopyan. The decision takes effect immediately.

Previously, the prosecutor requested that Arkadya Akopyan be sentenced to three years of imprisonment on probation. Instead, the Prokhladnensky District Court sentenced him to 120 hours of compulsory work. Meanwhile, the Criminal Code of Russia was amended, according to which Arkadya Akopyan can no longer be prosecuted under the article he was charged with violating (part 1 of Article 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

Arkadya maintained his innocence from the very beginning of the trial.

Case of Akopyan in Prokhladny

Case number:
Current stage:
case closed by the appelate court
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (1)
Case initiated:
11 June 2016

Number of the case in court: 1-160/17

Judgment: prior convictions were overturned and the case was closed by the appellate court

Investigating: Inter-district Investigative Department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria

Court: Prokhladnenskiy District Court of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria

Judge: Oleg Anatolyevich Golovashko

Appellate Court: Supreme Court of the Kabardino-Balkaria

Persons in the case