The resident of Vladivostok is condemned for sale of the amur tiger pelt

  • 10.02.2016
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The resident of Vladivostok is condemned for sale of the amur tiger pelt

The court has found the citizen guilty in commission of crime provided p.1 by Art. 258.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal production and a turn of especially valuable wild animals included in the Red List of the Russian Federation) and has imposed him sentence in the form of obligatory works. 

Events of criminal case are dated 2007. According to the evidence, the 31-year-old man around gardening society of the station Sadgorod near Vladivostok has found a skin of the Amur tiger. Accessory of subspecies has been established by the expert of the Amur Tiger Center. The defendant stored the found skin of a Red Book animal in the place of the residence from 2007 to 2015. In September, 2015 he has deliberately transported her to the city of Nakhodka of Primorsky Krai for sale. At this moment he has been detained by the staff of service in Nakhodka of border management of FSB of Russia in Primorsky Krai.

The defendant has completely admitted the guilt. It is specified in case papers that the circumstance commuting a penalty of the defendant, the court recognizes surrender, active contribution to disclosure and investigation of crime. The court has taken into account and the fact that the man has been for the first time brought to trial.

The magistrate of Judicial site No. 46 of the judicial district of the city of Nakhodka of Primorsky Krai has found the citizen guilty and has imposed sentence in the form of 180 hours of obligatory works and also recognizance not to leave. The sentence has come into force on January 4, 2016.

"Pleases that such sentences become regular. Of course, the version of the man that he has found a skin – doesn't maintain any criticism, but because events took place 9 years ago, in fact to establish the facts of the case - difficult. Most likely, this citizen wasn't engaged in this business systemically, and has just decided to use that he had had on hands a skin, it is easy to earn money, but as a result of his criminal acts have been stopped. The person has incurred deserved punishment, and now the shameful spot of criminal record will remind all life to him of his shameful act. I will note that this crime hasn't affected the current state population of the Amur tigers", - the director of Primorsky Amur Tiger Center Department Sergey Aramilev has commented.

According to the examination which is carried out by specialists of the Amur Tiger Center, the skin belongs to a male of the Amur tiger is more senior than two years. At the same time the death of an animal has come from hit of a charge of a case-shot to the area of a neck.

We will remind that the tendency of the last years is that all initiated matters on article of Art. 258.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation are brought to court, and convictions are pronounced.

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