Writer Limonov put on parole

The Engels city court (Saratov region) passed Wednesday a ruling on releasing from prison Eduard Limonov (Savenko), the leader of the National-Bolshevik party.

The court has thus met a petition by the management of the Engels penitentiary where Limonov served his sentence in accordance with the Saratov regional court's verdict of April 15 this year. Limonov was found guilty of organising illicit arms and ammo acquisition by his party activists and sentenced to four years in prison.

The Engels court has complied with the side for defence, which indicated, among other things, that Limonov has been convicted for the first time, has got elderly parents dependent on him and is an internationally recognized writer. Limonov's parole has become possible due to his having already served half of the term under the sentence.

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