Prosecutor seeks 2 months in prison for insults against investigator to Nemtsov's murder accomplice Eskerkhanov
MOSCOW. Feb 20 (Interfax) - The state prosecutor asks that Temirlan Eskerkhanov, the convicted accomplice in prominent opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's murder, be found guilty for insults against the Investigative Committee's investigator and be sentenced to two months in a penal colony.
"The prosecutor asked that Eskerkhanov be found guilty of committing a crime enshrined in Article 297 of the Russian Criminal Code (disrespect to the court in the form of insults against the litigating parties) and be sentenced to two months in a penal colony," spokeswoman of the court Yunona Tsaryova told Interfax on Tuesday.
According to the investigation's theory, Eskerkhanov has voiced insults in obscene language against the Investigative Committee's investigator in his speech to the jury in the trial.
As part of the criminal case, the investigator has earlier filed a defamation civil suit against Eskerkhanov and also seeking to fine the latter 100,000 rubles as compensation, which the aggrieved party has later withdrawn.