Mash showed a video of Roizman’s detention in Yekaterinburg

According to the Telegram channel, the former mayor is charged with an article on “discrediting the armed forces,” which could lead to up to five years in prison. Politics is currently being brought to court

Former mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman detained in his apartment, he is charged with an article on “discrediting the armed forces” (Art. 280.3). This is reported by the Telegram channel Mash, which also attached footage of the detention of the ex-mayor.

The video shows how about a dozen armed police officers run into the house where Roizman lives, go up to the desired floor and, after he opened the door, read the suspicion. Mash clarified that the policy is currently being taken to court.

The maximum penalty under Article 280.3 (“Public dissemination of knowingly false information about the use of the Russian armed forces”) provides for up to five years in prison.

A TASS source confirmed Roizman’s detention and said that the criminal case for discrediting the Russian army against already initiated.

On March 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law criminalizing fakes about the actions of the Russian military in the framework of special operations and calls for anti-Russian sanctions. Several new articles appeared in the Criminal Code. First— Art. 207.3 (public dissemination of deliberately false information about the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation). According to it, as a punishment, either a fine of up to 1.5 & ndash; 5 million rubles, or up to 3 & ndash; 15 years in prison can be imposed.

Second— Art. 280.3 (public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in order to protect the interests of Russia and its citizens, to maintain international peace and security). Punishment for it provides for a fine of 30 thousand to 100 thousand rubles, or up to five years in prison.

Third— for calls for sanctions, this is also punishable by either a fine of 500 thousand rubles or imprisonment for up to three years with a possible fine of up to 200 thousand rubles.

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At the end of March, the court considered the case of Roizman, on which three protocols were drawn up under Art. 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (discrediting the army). This article provides for punishment for citizens in the form of a fine of 30 thousand rubles. up to 50 thousand rubles Roizman then noted on Twitter that he “didn't even mention it anywhere.” Armed forces of Russia. “How can you discredit something that you don't even name?” he said during the meeting.

The politician and Yulia Fedotova asked to postpone the court for linguists to analyze his words for “discredit”, the judge refused them. “I saw this protocol two hours ago for the first time. This is completely unexpected for me, because I do not see any violation here. This is my personal page on a social network, this is the Internet. I'm not the media, I express my position on my page, — Roizman stressed. According to all three protocols, the court imposed a fine of 50 thousand rubles on the ex-mayor.

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