Russian journalist Oleg Kashin's alleged attackers are sent to prison, but not for attacking him

Meduza
12:06, 10 july 2018

The St. Petersburg City Court has sentenced men convicted of kidnapping Alexander Gorbunov to between six and seven years in prison. In 2014, masked men kidnapped Gorbunov and demanded that he confess to organizing an attack on the journalist Oleg Kashin in 2010.

One of the men convicted of the kidnapping, Danila Veselov, claims that Gorbunov organized the attack on behalf of then Pskov Governor Andrey Turchak, who now serves as secretary of the United Russia's General Council. Turchak denies any role in the assault on Kashin, which nearly killed him.