Photo: Valeriy Moskalenko
Khabarovsk Appeal Court Replaces 26 Months of Forced Labor With a Large Fine for a WitnessKhabarovsk Territory
On November 5, 2019, Khabarovsk Regional Court commuted the sentence against Valeriy Moskalenko, replacing forced labor with a fine of 500 thousand rubles—for reading an excerpt from the Sermon on the Mount of Christ. Given 396 days he already spent in jail, the court released him from payment of this fine. In contrast, the prosecution earlier had requested three years in prison for him.