In May 2017, Makeev was injured by the residents of Cancun city who attacked him over his insults and attacks aimed at the Mexicans as well as extremist videos published online. A Mexican national was killed during the clashes.
Makeev received a brain injury in the attack, was paralyzed and put in a drug-induced coma in the hospital. He was released from the hospital and detained at a centre of social rehabilitation.
Makeev will also have to pay a $10,000 fine, the prosecutors added.
The Russian Embassy in Mexico has said that Makeev’s basic rights were respected during the trial.
Earlier, thousands of Mexicans signed a petition to the Mexican authorities launched at Change.org platform asking to deport Makeev, who received a permanent residence permit in Mexico as a refugee but still holds Russian citizenship.
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