Court fines organisers of controversial Moscow exhibition

12th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

A Moscow court on Monday fined two organisers of a 2007 exhibition of provocative art up to 6,500 dollars each but refrained from imposing jail sentences, an AFP correspondent reported.

Art expert Andrei Yerofeyev and former museum director Yury Samodurov were fined respectively 200,00 rubles (6,483 dollars) and 150,000 rubles (4,862 dollars) after being found guilty of inciting hatred.

But they escaped jail sentences.

The prosecution had called for the men to serve three years in jail over the 2007 "Forbidden Art" exhibition at Moscow's Andrei Sakharov Museum.

© 2010 AFP

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