First verdict pronounced on registering over 50 migrants in one apartment

4 September 2013 (09:29)

September 4, 2013. The first verdict of ‘guilty’ was pronounced upon the accused involved in a criminal case relating to illegal registration of immigrants in the so-called ‘indiarubber apartment’. The verdict was pronounced in Ordzhonikidzevsky District Court of Yekaterinburg.

The press officer of Sverdlovsk Region division of the Internal Affairs Ministry reports the police officers determined that a 57-year-old Yekaterinburg resident, originally from Kyrgyzstan, helped his compatriots – 52 Kyrgyz citizens, 2 citizens of Uzbekistan, and 2 Azerbaijan subjects – get a local registration in February and March 2013.

‘The man got in touch with foreign subjects who needed a local registration throguh his acquaintances and had all the migrants registered in his two-room apartment in Narodnogo Fronta St, even though he knew in advance they would not be living there. The thing is, the accused did not own the apartment, he never got the owner’s consent to this registration, and never even informed the owner,’ the press officer explained.

The accused was found guilty of coordinating illegal migration (Article 322.1 (Part 1)) of the Russian Federation Criminal Code). Given that he pleaded guilty, the court only sentenced the man to 200 hours of community service.

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