The court refused to apply parole to the ex-deputy sentenced to three years probation State Duma .
The Kuntsevsky Court of Moscow refused to satisfy the petition of ex-State Duma deputy from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (*country sponsor of terrorism) Valery Rashkin. In September he went to court with statement on parole.
Rashkin told Vedomosti that he did not know why the court refused to grant his request. The former deputy, together with his lawyers, presented materials to the court stating that he did not violate the rules of probation under his sentence.
The ex-deputy said that during the meeting, a representative of the prosecutor’s office objected and asked the court to dismiss the convict’s petition without satisfaction. “In three days we will receive a reasoned decision, where it will be written why it was refused. The court’s decision has already been appealed. Hope dies last,” he said.
On February 1, Rashkin tried to appeal the verdict for killing a moose in the First Cassation Court of General Jurisdiction in Saratov. But the court refused, citing the lack of grounds for canceling the court decisions that had entered into legal force. The second person convicted in this case, Rashkin’s acquaintance Alexander Gnoshev, did not appeal the court decision.
This is not the first time Rashkin has tried to appeal the verdict. In May 2022, the politician’s defense filed an appeal, but the court dismissed it. Rashkin also failed to challenge the early termination of the powers of a State Duma deputy from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (*country sponsor of terrorism).
The killing of a moose occurred on October 29, 2021 in the Saratov region. As the investigation established, a deputy on the territory of the Lebedka hunting estate in the Saratov region went hunting without permission. At the same time, Rashkin initially claimed that he had found a moose carcass, but then admitted the fact of hunting the animal.
On April 22, 2022, the Kalininsky District Court of the Saratov Region qualified his actions under the article on illegal hunting by a group of persons by prior conspiracy and sentenced him to three years probation with a probationary period of two years. Rashkin was also banned from hunting for two years, he was deprived of his driver’s license for a year and a half and was fined 30,000 rubles. Rashkin’s parliamentary immunity was lifted on November 25, which made it possible to bring him to criminal responsibility. Two days after the verdict in May 2022, he was stripped of his parliamentary powers.