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Moscow court overturns prison sentence for actor jailed over protest

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Pavel Ustinov (file photo)

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Moscow: A Moscow court on Monday overturned a prison sentence for actor Pavel  Ustinov, giving him instead a one-year suspended sentence, in a case that has sparked protests and a major solidarity campaign.

Ustinov, 23, was this month sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for violence against police at an opposition protest, despite his insistence he was simply a bystander. (AFP) IND

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