On 29 September, the day of the new sentence, DMITRIEV sent the following letter from the detention centre to photojournalist Victoria Ivleva:
Hi there, Vika!
They gave me 13 [years] for [Article] 132, just as the prosecutor wanted, and set a new trial under a new judge for the charges of which I was acquitted …
As I understand it, we’ll keep on fighting. …
The “new” pornographic assessment found that all nine photos are pornographic. By what criteria I have no idea. Neither I nor the court-appointed “defence attorney” has seen the ruling.
It’s a total travesty of justice at the Supreme Court of Karelia, in my view. …
Pass on my greetings to everyone. I’ve not given up, I’m not dispirited, I’m ready to keep on fighting.
How is Katya taking it?
29 September 2020
Yury Dmitriev (Hottabych),
Detention Centre 1, Petrozavodsk