The Feodosia City Court arrested Crimean resident Liliya Mantserova for two days because of two videos posted on VKontakte. The arrest order was published on the court's website.
Mantserova was found guilty of displaying Nazi symbols (Part 1 of Article 20.3 of the Administrative Code). The reason for drawing up the protocol was the clips “Fortetsya Bakhmut” by the group “Antitel” and “To Heroes (UA)” by the group “Bez obmezhen”.
The video, as stated in the court decision, contained a trident, “which is a symbol of the organization of Ukrainian nationalists, the Ukrainian rebel army OUN, whose members actively collaborated with Nazi Germany.”
In addition to Article 20.3 of the Administrative Code, Mantserova is charged with “discrediting” the army (Part 1 of Article 20.3.3 of the Administrative Code). The decision in this case has not yet been published, and there is also no information on the court’s website whether the protocol was considered.
The arrest of the Crimean woman was reported on November 2 by the telegram channel of informer Alexander Talipov “Crimean SMERSH”. A video of Mantserova’s apology was later posted there. At the same time, Talipov wrote that in the case of “discredit” she was given a fine.
A resident of Feodosia was detained in the local grocery store where she works. The video from Crimean SMERSH shows how armed people in masks and bulletproof vests enter the store. They rudely kick one of the visitors out of the building, and the security forces also shout at him and Mantserova to lie down “with their faces on the floor.”