The Nikolayevsky-on-Amur City Court of the Khabarovsk Territory received a case of “discrediting” the army (Part 1 of Article 280.3 of the Criminal Code) against a local resident, Sergei Kalalba. Mediazona found information about this in the database of the court.
In May, Kalalb told Siberia. Realities”, that the anti-war tiktok, which the man published on February 21 in his group chat on WhatsApp called “Kalalb-ur (on the verge of a foul)”, became the reason for initiating a criminal case. In a short video, a woman says: “Girls, why are you sending your children to war? Go to the Ministry of Defense and ask them to be removed from there.”
According to the man, police officer Stepan Prikhodko noticed Tiktok, who joined the chat via an invitation link. At the end of February, a search was conducted in Kalalba's house, the court ordered a ban on certain actions.
Last summer, a man was fined 30,000 rubles under a protocol on “discrediting” the army (Part 1 of Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). It was compiled by the same district police officer Prikhodko, adding to the case file 378 screenshots of the “Kalalb-ur (on the verge of a foul)” chat with videos and comments of a man from April 23 to June 15.
Kalalb also told Siberia. Realities” that in March last year, his son, an officer of the Russian army, Nikita Kovalenko, died in Ukraine, with whom he did not communicate for a long time.
“When I found out, I spent the day. I understand that as an officer he could not violate the order of the command. A year has passed, but I have not departed, ”the man told the publication.