18-year-old Mikhail Lazakovich from Tver, was detained on May 9 on suspicion of setting fire to a military recruitment center in Likhoslavl, 50 km from Tver. On the advice of his appointed lawyer, the young man did not deny his involvement in the arson. However, instead of the promised mitigation of punishment, the charge was reclassified from "attempted damage to property" to "an act of terrorism".
After being charged under the "terrorist" article (Part 1 of Article 205 of the Russian Criminal Code), Mikhail refused to testify and plead guilty of terrorism.
"Mikhail is a serious, thoughtful young man who has his own opinion in life and defends it. He is a third-year student at an economics college on a part-time basis. He is fond of chess, art, and cooking. He has never been involved in fights, has never had a criminal record, and has never done anything illegal or anti-social. He is a very calm and peaceful person", says Lyubov, his mother.
The court sent Mikhail Lazakovich to the detention center. According to the charges, the young man faces from 10 to 20 years in prison. Solidarity zone found a lawyer, who has already started his work, providing legal assistance to Mikhail. We need 200 thousand rubles (€2300) to pay for the lawyer's work at the investigation stage.
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