MOSCOW, November 1. Anna Loiko, an employee of the SOTA online publication, against whom a criminal case was opened for justifying terrorism, faces up to seven years in prison.
On Wednesday morning, a law enforcement source reported that a criminal case had been opened against SOTA editor Loiko, the reason being her publication justifying Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami*. Later, the press service of the capital's main headquarters of the RF IC confirmed the fact that a criminal case had been initiated against Loiko, clarifying that she was accused under Part 2 of Article 205.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (public justification of terrorism).
According to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Part 2 of Article 205.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Public calls for terrorist activities, public justification of terrorism or propaganda of terrorism using the Internet” provides for a fine of 300 thousand to 1 million rubles or imprisonment from five to seven years .
* Terrorist organization banned in Russia.