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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Objector Convicted

MOSCOW -- Dmitry Neverovsky, a conscientious objector who spent five months in jail for draft dodging before a higher court overturned his conviction and granted him a new trial, was convicted for a second time Wednesday.

A court in Obninsk in the Kaluga region sentenced Neverovsky to one year in prison, but then set him free under a national amnesty, his mother, Tatyana Kotlyarm, said.

Upon being drafted, Neverovsky, 27, requested alternative civilian service, a right that is guaranteed by the Constitution but denied in practice.