Yashin was returned to the Moscow pre-trial detention center
At the end of December 2022, Yashin was transferred from SIZO-4 in Moscow to Izhevsk.
The Meshchansky Court of Moscow previously sentenced the politician to eight and a half years in a penal colony in the case of spreading fakes about the Russian army. Lawyers for the former municipal deputy filed a motion to appeal the verdict.
According to the position of the court, the former mundep spread false information about what happened in the Ukrainian city of Bucha, “guided by the motives of political hatred.” The guilt of the politician, according to the judge, is confirmed by the testimony of a witness – an employee of the Center for Combating Extremism of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to the text of the verdict, the fact that Yashin “feels hatred for Russian state institutions” is confirmed by media publications.