In the annexed Crimea, the "court" sentenced two Russian servicemen, who in 2017 beat a man to death with the feet and sledgehammer, to imprisonment in the correctional colony of a strict regime, according to the representative of the military investigation department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation on the Black Sea Fleet Aleksandr Kuratov.
“The Crimean garrison military court sentenced Aleksei Pyzhianov to six years' imprisonment in a penal colony of strict regime, and Danis Temirkin to four years’ imprisonment in a correctional colony of strict regime. The sentence came into legal force.”
On December 17 last year, on the Kolobov Street in Sevastopol, Pyzhianov and Timirkin kicked and beat the man with a sledgehammer. The military were in a state of intoxication, they inflicted a lot of hits to the man.
The victim died from injuries on December 26, 2017.
The military were accused of causing death by negligence (Part 1 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). They pleaded guilty.
They explained their actions with the fact that the man insulted them using profanity.
On September 13 Sevastopol military garrison sentenced Pyzhianov and Timirkin to imprisonment for six and four years, but the decision was appealed.