Gopblin wrote:IRONMIKE, the website you're quoting has an incomplete and partially incorrect translation.
The full article 213, subsection b, specifically mentions hooliganism motivated by religious or ethnic hatred. Subsection 2 - hooliganism by an organized group, punishable by up to seven years.
Sorry Dan, what you quote was ex post facto. An illegal act by a Legislature in a Republic since the dawn of time.
Well I have 2 translations of Russian law when the Accused were arrested. I challenge anyone to produce an authentic document of Russian Criminal law from February for Article 213 that says anything different (before illegal ex post facto of the Russian Legislature)