19-year-old Matvey Yuferov, who urinated on the stand with a portrait of a veteran, received 4 years in a general regime colony under Article 354.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (desecration of symbols of military glory of Russia, insulting the memory of defenders of the Fatherland, humiliation of the honor and dignity of a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, committed publicly, using the information and telecommunication network Internet.)
In social networks, they are outraged by such a harsh sentence:
In Russia, having committed a stupid act, being a 19-year-old teenager, you can get a real sentence under the article rehabilitation of Nazism by coping with the need for a dirty poster in the park.
At the age of 19 , a person grows, both morally and physically. People make mistakes every day. By a foolish coincidence, Matvey was unlucky and his case received a public outcry.
Why is this act attributed to an article completely unrelated to the act committed, why is my friend Matthew given a sentence on an equal footing with the article on murder?
Why do endless trials of people who are at least somehow close to the government and officials receive suspended sentences, under articles on murder?
I don’t know how to continue to believe in justice. I don’t know how to believe in justice in this country.