“The court decided to recognize Gozman * guilty of committing an administrative offense under Part 1 of Art. 13.48 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (“Public identification of the USSR with Nazi Germany”), and sentence him to 15 days of administrative arrest, ”the judge announced the decision (quote from TASS).
The court qualified the case under part 1 due to the fact that the publication was made before the first arrest for 15 days. The defense announced its intention to appeal the decision of the court.
“The judge refused to take into account the certificate of Gozman’s cholelithiasis *, citing the fact that he had recently been in the hospital and had already recovered”, - notes Podyem.
Gozman* was detained at the exit from the special detention center after serving the previous administrative arrest. It is noted that on the page of his blog in LiveJournal, he identified the actions of the NKVD and Smersh servicemen with the actions of Nazi Germany's Gestapo and SS units during the Second World War. The publicist presented his "negative opinion" after the release of the television series "Smersh".
“According to Gozman*, the article that became the reason for the trial was published in May 2013 on the website of the Ekho Moskvy radio station, and on his page on a well-known platform that has now ceased to exist, like the publication’s website, he does not publish any publication. did”, - TASS clarifies.
The publicist said that the case is custom-made and does not admit guilt.
“I am not guilty of anything either before the people or before the country. The case is obviously custom-made, since it was initiated on the eve of the end of my previous term”, - Gozman emphasized *.
The publication notes that the court rejected the petitions of lawyer Mikhail Biryukov to interrogate witnesses from among law enforcement officers and experts, but attached the convict's medical certificates to the case.
* - entered by the Ministry of Justice in the register of media-foreign agents.