Russian actor Ustinov freed from jail after protest campaign - BBC News
Pavel Ustinov's jail term sparked widespread anger after video suggested he was set upon by police.
His case had prompted rare protests from Orthodox priests, and campaigns by teachers, actors and IT specialists.
Supporters said Ustinov was an innocent bystander caught up in a protest.
Prosecutors said they did not dispute proof of his guilt but said the sentence had been "excessively harsh".
His appeal is due to be heard next week. His sister said his conviction should be overturned as he was innocent.
Why was Ustinov jailed?
His jail term on Monday was the seventh conviction since a wave of opposition protests began over the summer.
Demonstrators had taken to the streets after Russian authorities refused to allow opposition candidates to stand in the 8 September Moscow council elections. Some are still awaiting trial in what has become dubbed the "Moscow case".
The judge accepted the police account that an officer had dislocated his shoulder as the 23-year-old actor resisted arrest during an opposition protest.
He refused to watch video of the incident, which showed Ustinov standing in the centre of Moscow looking at his phone, unaware that riot police from the Rosgvardia national guard were closing in on him.
Ustinov is seen being tackled to the ground and set upon by police with batons amid screams from bystanders.