MOSCOW, Nov. 23 The police filed two protocols against nationalist Dmitry Demushkin on spreading fakes about the Russian army, follows from the file cabinet of the Tverskoy Court of Moscow.
It states that they were drawn up under Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, have only been submitted to the court and have not yet been assigned for consideration. The sanction of the article provides for a fine of 30-50 thousand rubles.
Demushkin himself said that no one officially informed him about them: “Usually, I was first interrogated at the police department, and then taken to court or asked to sign an obligation to appear. There was no such thing that the case ended up in court before the interrogation.”
“I can't even guess what exactly the protocols were drawn up for,” the agency's interlocutor said. According to him, he will not be able to come to court in the next two weeks – he just had knee surgery.
Earlier, the FSB officers inspected his apartment and confiscated the phone as part of an inspection under part 3 of article 280.4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Public calls for activities directed against the security of the state.”
“On Friday I went to the FSB, they returned it to me phone. They said they didn’t find anything, there are no complaints. They advised them to comment less on foreign policy, there was no talk about any fakes,” Dyomushkin added. evidence, and he himself would have been interrogated.
Demushkin, one of the well-known figures of the right-wing movement in Russia, was a co-organizer of the Russian Marches. In 2017, he was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for posting extremist images on the social network; in February 2019, he was released early due to the decriminalization of the article “Extremism”. The problems with the law were not limited to this: subsequently, the court fined him for participating in an uncoordinated action.