Two prisoners from the republic of Chuvashia were sentenced to more time in jail for their attempt to infect the guards with AIDS. The criminal file on Article 122 of the Russian Criminal Code (AIDS Infection) was a ground for a court trial in the republic for the first time.
The guards of the prison tried to take two drunk AIDS-infected prisoners to a medical department to register the fact of drinking alcohol. However, the prisoners showed some resistance to the guards. One of them broke a window, cut his body with fragments of broken glass and then started waving his arms, sprinkling blood on the guards. He was aiming in their faces and eyes. The other prisoner tried to do the same.
None of the guards was infected with the lethal virus. The infected blood did not fall on mucous membranes and there were no damages on the guards’ skin. The Supreme Court of Chuvashia republic sentenced the criminals to six and seven years in jail.