MOSCOW, November 7 The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested former municipal deputy Lyusya Stein in absentia in the case of spreading fakes about the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the court reported.
““The court chose a preventive measure against Stein L.P. in the form of detention for a period of two months from the moment of extradition or detention on the territory of the Russian Federation,” the agency’s interlocutor said.
Stein was put on the wanted list in May last year. In Russia she faces a real prison term.
For Stein, these are not the first problems with the law: the Preobrazhensky Court of Moscow in 2021 sentenced her to a year of restriction of freedom for inciting violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules at an uncoordinated rally during the coronavirus pandemic. Subsequently, her punishment was tightened, replacing the term with real imprisonment, but at that time she had already left Russia.
Subsequently, in 2022, Stein was detained in Switzerland with other members of the punk group Pussy Riot for writing graffiti on a wall belonging to the local municipality. The court subsequently fined them 400 francs (about $400).