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A resident of Kstovo was charged in cases of military “fake” and inciting hatred because of 37 comments about the army and the Russians

In the Nizhny Novgorod region, Andrey Rossiev, a resident of Kstovo, was charged in cases of “fake” about the army and inciting hatred through the Internet with the threat of violence. This was reported to OVD-Info by lawyer Kristina Tyurina, representing the interests of Rossiev.

As Tyurina clarified, under the article on “fakes” (clause “e” of part 2 of article 207.3 of the Criminal Code), Kstovets is charged with ten comments in “ VKontakte”, which spoke about the actions of the Russian military in Bucha and other cities of Ukraine. Under the article on inciting hatred (clause “a” of part 2 of article 282 of the Criminal Code), Rossiev is charged with 27 more comments, where, in addition to the army itself, Russians supporting the war were mentioned.

Cases will be considered by the Kstovo City Court. According to the first, Rossiev faces up to ten years in prison, and according to the second, up to six years.

Rossiev was detained on November 10 in Krasnodar, where he had recently lived. FSB officers searched his mother's house. After that, the man was taken to the Nizhny Novgorod region for interrogation.

In April 2022, he was sent to a pre-trial detention center in the case of publicly justifying terrorism (Part 2 of Article 205.2 of the Criminal Code), which was opened because of a comment on the news about a pensioner who sued 60,000 rubles for illegal prosecution under the same article. Rossiev wrote under a post on the Ekho Moskvy page on VKontakte: “A wonderful woman, no one regrets that the rubbish was burned, there are nits and the road.”

1Article “I wrote that the day boiled.” A resident of Kstovo, who commented on the news, received cases of terrorism, extremism and “discrediting” the army

Later, charges were added to this case under an article on inciting hatred against law enforcement officers of Russia and Belarus – also because of comments on the news in ” Vkontakte” (paragraph “a” of part 2 of article 282 of the Criminal Code). The 2nd Western District Military Court fined the activist 300,000 rubles under both articles.

While Rossiev was in jail, he was fined 30,000 rubles under the protocol on “discrediting” the military (20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). He himself said that he wrote comments on VKontakte, “simply because it boiled during the day.”

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