On May 19, for the fourth time in two months, Aleksandr Shestun, ex-head of the Serpukhov district of the Moscow region, was placed in a punishment cell in the penal colony No. 6 in the Tver region. This was reported by OVD-Info with reference to his wife Julia.
Shestun was sent to the punishment cell for 14 days. The reason was that he did not say hello to the other prisoner during his walk.
He was also sent to the punishment cell in early May.
Shestun was detained in June 2018 on charges of abuse of power. Then the charge was reclassified to an article on fraud on an especially large scale (part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code). Other articles were later added to the case: legalization of money obtained as a result of the crime (paragraph “b” part 4 of Art. 174.1 of the Criminal Code); illegal entrepreneurial activity (Art. 289 of the Criminal Code); taking bribes on a particularly large scale (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code). On December 25, 2020, the man was sentenced to 15 years in a colony.
On August 1, the Domodedovo City Court of Moscow Region sentenced the former head of the Serpukhov district Aleksandr Shestun to another six months in a strict regime colony, finding him guilty under three articles: threatening or violent acts in connection with the administration of justice (part 1 of Art. 296 of the Criminal Code), insulting a judge (part 2 Art. 297 of the Criminal Code) and insulting a government official (Art. 319 of the Criminal Code).